Category Archives: Waste

Dry cleaner fined $77,000 for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

On July 5, 2019, Serge Forest, owner of the dry cleaning company 9042-6560 Québec Inc., operating as Net Escompte-Serge Daoust in Laval, was sentenced and ordered to pay a penalty of $77,000. He pleaded guilty to four counts of violating … Continue reading

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Canada to ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste

As part of a series of measures to reduce Canada’s plastic waste, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that Canada will: ban harmful single-use plastics (such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks) ensure that companies that manufacture … Continue reading

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Ontario Plans To Amend Excess Soil and Brownfields Regulation

Ontario is proposing changes to the excess soil management and brownfields redevelopment regime. The changes are designed to “make it safer and easier for more excess soil to be reused locally…while continuing to ensure strong environmental protection” and to “clarify rules … Continue reading

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Ontario Government releases its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

The Ford government has released its new environment plan “Preserving and Protecting Our Environment: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan”. The plan has been placed for public comment on Ontario’s Environment Registry until January 28, 2019. To access the posting please click … Continue reading

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Cannabis Producers and Environmental Laws: Paul Manning speaks to the Canadian Lawyer

The Canadian Lawyer spoke with Paul Manning and other environmental law colleagues recently about environmental hurdles faced by Ontario’s cannabis producers. His comments are reproduced in the Canadian Lawyers’ October 18 issue in its article “Cannabis producers face complex combination … Continue reading

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Ontario Passes New Waste-Free Ontario Act

Ontario has today passed the Waste-Free Ontario Act, legislation that the government says will divert more waste from landfills, create jobs and help fight climate change. To help divert more waste from landfill, the legislation is designed to: encourage innovation … Continue reading

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