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Supreme Court of Canada declares Trudeau’s Carbon Pricing Plan Constitutional

In 2018, Parliament enacted the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, S.C. 2018, c. 12, s. 186  (“GGPPA ”). Parliament passed the GGPPA based on an international consensus that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global climate change. Countries around the world committed to drastically reduce … Continue reading

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Government of Canada introduces bill to legislate net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Yesterday, the Canadian Government introduced legislation, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, to achieve Canada’s goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Act will do the following: In coming weeks, the Government will also announce an enhanced clean-growth … Continue reading

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Paul Manning to Speak at Altech’s Webinar on Air Permitting.

With more stringent air contaminant concentration standards now in effect, some companies may no longer be in compliance with the emission limits. Certified #environmentallaw specialist Paul H. Manning (Manning Environmental Law) will join Altech’s resident senior #airpollution engineer, Elham Gorouhi,MSc, P.Eng, to speak at Altech’s November 18th … Continue reading

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Manning Environmental Law’s 10th Anniversary

We cannot allow the the month come to and end without celebrating the 10th anniversary of Manning Environmental Law, which took place on October 1. We are very proud to have been established for 10 years and take the opportunity … Continue reading

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Fuel-supply company fined $200,000 for offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on May 21, 2020, Scamp Industries Ltd., a fuel supplier based in Western Canada, was fined $200,000 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia after pleading guilty on June 17, 2019, to five … Continue reading

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It is the time for nature: World Environment Day 2020

In celebration of Environment Day 2020 on June 5, we publish here in full the speech given by Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme “World Environment Day is a day of … Continue reading

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Paul Manning ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners

I am delighted to have been included by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory  in its 2020 ranking of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners and to have been “repeatedly recommended” by my peers in Lexpert’s survey. Thank you to all my … Continue reading

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Ontario suspends Environmental Bill of Rights temporarily due to COVID-19

The Ontario government has made the Temporary Exemptions Relating to Declared Emergency (Regulation) exempting all proposals for policies, acts, regulations and instruments from posting requirements under the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) and removing the requirement to consider Statements of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions … Continue reading

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