Category Archives: Wildlife and Endangered Species

NEB recommends approval of Trans Mountain Expansion Project

In what will undoubtedly prove to be a controversial move with environmental and Indigenous groups, the National Energy Board (NEB) delivered its Reconsideration report to the Government of Canada on Friday of last week, with an overall recommendation that the … Continue reading

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Alberta company fined $1.775 million for violating Migratory Birds Convention Act

Environment and Climate Change Canada (“ECCC”) reports that, on January 2, 2019, Syncrude Canada Ltd. (“Syncrude), pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta to violating the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994 and was sentenced to pay a fine of $1.775 million, which … 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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Ontario Consulting on Greenbelt Expansion to Protect Important Water Resources

Ontario is launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt which it says is needed in order protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The province is considering expanding the Greenbelt to include areas in the outer ring of … Continue reading

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Quebec Refinery Fined $500K For Fisheries Act Violations

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on February 24, 2017, Valero Energy Inc.–Jean Gaulin Refinery (formerly Ultramar Ltd.) in Lévis, Quebec, pleaded guilty to six counts, and was sentenced to pay the sum of $500,000. The investigation conducted by … Continue reading

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Illegal Ivory Import Nets Hefty Fine in Federal Prosecution

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on March 6, 2017, Ms. Xiu Mei Cui pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of British Columbia to two counts under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial … Continue reading

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New Rules to Fight Invasive Species

Ontario is prohibiting and restricting 19 invasive species to prevent their arrival and control their spread in the province and protect the environment. New regulations under the Invasive Species Act, now in effect, ban the import, breeding, purchase and sale … Continue reading

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