Category Archives: Municipal

Ontario Takes Next Steps To Transition Blue Box Costs From Municipalities to Producers

Building on commitments in its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan and recommendations from Special Advisor David Lindsay’s report on Recycling and Plastic Waste, the Ontario government  announced today next steps to transition the costs of the Blue Box Program away from municipal … Continue reading

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End of the Ontario Municipal Board: Paul Manning discusses Ontario’s new planning appeals regime with The Lawyers Daily

The Lawyers Daily spoke with Paul Manning recently about the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, passed on Dec. 12, 2017. The Act introduces a new planning appeals regime, which continues the Ontario Municipal Board as  the Local Planning … Continue reading

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Environmental Law Moot – Nuisance and the Defence of Statutory Authority

I was delighted to have been invited to  judge the semi-final round of the 2015 Environmental Law Moot run by my colleagues at Willms & Shier on March 7. My thanks to them for inviting me back and congratulations on another … Continue reading

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Ontario Releases Updated Long-Term Energy Plan

After several months of consultation, Ontario has released its updated Long-Term Energy Plan, Achieving Balance. The 2013 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) balances five principles that will guide future decisions: cost-effectiveness, reliability, clean energy, community engagement, and an emphasis on conservation … Continue reading

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July 16, 2013 – Ontario’s New Energy Vision Puts Conservation Before New Generation

Province Makes Conservation Top Priority in Energy Planning Ontario will prioritize investment in conservation measures before building new generation, whenever it is cost-effective to do so. The government has released Conservation First: A Renewed Vision for Energy Conservation in Ontario … Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 – Ontario Kicks Off Long-Term Energy Plan Review

Ontario is launching a review of the Long-Term Energy Plan, which will include province-wide consultations on a variety of topics including the province’s mix of energy sources such as wind, solar and nuclear, and conservation. Starting July 10, 2013 through … Continue reading

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June 12, 2013 – Ontario’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Unravels

Large renewable energy projects will no longer form part of Ontario’s once world-leading Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program. Following up on his announcement at the CanSIA Solar Ontario 2013 Conference in Niagara Falls on May 30, 2013, Bob Chiarelli, the Minister of … Continue reading

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