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Canada Releases Its National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy

In the face of record-breaking climate events – from wildfires to extreme heat waves to floods – across the country, the Government of Canada today launched its National Adaptation Strategy for engagement and final consultation, The National Adaptation Strategy includes the following … Continue reading

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Paul Manning ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners in 2022

I am delighted to be included once again by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in its 2022 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 … Continue reading

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Is Canada’s proposed Clean Electricity Standard constitutional?

Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, launched consultations to develop Canada’s Clean Electricity Standard (CES) intended to drive progress towards a net-zero electricity grid by 2035. Work on clean electricity, the Minister says, will also … Continue reading

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Canada moves to ban harmful single-use plastics

Today, the Government of Canada announced that draft regulations prohibiting certain single-use plastics have been published for public comment. It is estimated that the regulations will prevent more than 23,000 tonnes of plastic pollution from entering the environment over a … Continue reading

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Today is the First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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On this day, Manning Environmental Law honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. There were 140 federally run Indian Residential Schools which operated in Canada between 1831 and 1998. The last school closed only … Continue reading

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Paul Manning ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners in 2021

I am delighted to be included once again by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in its 2021 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 … Continue reading

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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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SEASONS GREETINGS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM MANNING ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

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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: Legally bind the Government to a process to achieve net-zero emissions … 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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