Category Archives: Treaty

Canada’s National Statement at COP24

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna delivered Canada’s National Statement yesterday at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in the following speech: “President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here at COP24 in Katowice. Today … Continue reading

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Conviction for unlawful import of protected coral species into Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reports that, on December 4, 2018, 2-Eleven Buyers Inc. pleaded guilty to violating subsection 6(2) of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, by importing a protected coral species … Continue reading

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Crown not bound to consult Aboriginal peoples on changes to law: Supreme Court of Canada

In Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada had to consider whether the Crown has a duty to consult Aboriginal peoples when deciding on changes to laws that may harm their treaty rights, and whether courts have a … Continue reading

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Countries agree to amend Montreal Protocol in largest climate breakthrough since Paris

Nearly 200 countries struck a landmark deal in Kigali on 15 October 2016 to reduce the emissions of powerful greenhouse gases, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in a move that could prevent up to 0.5 degrees Celsius of global warming by the end of … Continue reading

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COP21: The World Agrees Action On Climate Change

Yesterday saw 195 nations achieve an historic agreement in Paris to combat climate change. Why was it so important? Firstly and perhaps most importantly, the Paris Agreement for the first time brings all nations into a common cause in the … Continue reading

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COP 21: Ontario, Québec and Manitoba Sign MOU on Climate Change

Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba summed it up succinctly: “Climate change is the defining global environmental issue of our time and now is the time for action. We are joining in partnership with Ontario and Québec to build a cap-and-trade … Continue reading

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‘Twas the night before COP 21: The week before the 2015 Paris Climate Conference saw major announcements from Alberta and Ontario

The 21st Conference of Parties begins tomorrow. Prime Minister Trudeau and the Premiers of the Canadian Provinces will join other world leaders in Paris. COP 21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over … Continue reading

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