Ontario Passes Legislation to End Cap and Trade Carbon Tax

Yesterday, the Ford Government  fulfilled its election pledge to cancel Ontario’s cap and trade scheme with the passing of Bill 4, The Cap and Trade Cancellation Act. That leaves Ontario subject to the federal carbon pricing regime which in turn … Continue reading

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Government of Canada files response to Saskatchewan carbon-pricing court challenge

The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act was enacted by Canada’s Parliament, on June 21, 2018. It establishes a federal greenhouse gas emissions pricing plan designed to ensure that carbon pricing applies broadly across Canada. In April of this year, Saskatchewan launched … 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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Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica are driven by man-made GHG emissions and ozone depletion, study finds

The temperature of ocean waters around Antarctica is rising, according to new research conducted by a team of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) scientists and a colleague from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in the United States. Their findings, … Continue reading

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Ontario Introduces Legislation to Repeal the Green Energy Act – Municipalities to have final say on new energy projects

Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government has announced today that it has introduced legislation to repeal the Green Energy Act including those provisions that stripped away the power of local municipalities to block wind and solar farms. The proposed legislation gives the … Continue reading

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Ontario Files Arguments to Challenge the Federal Government’s Carbon Tax 

Ontario’s Government has filed a statement with the Federal Court of Appeal summarizing the arguments it will make challenging the constitutionality of the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The province will argue that the federal act imposes an … Continue reading

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Major Blow to Transmountain Pipeline Expansion as Federal Court of Appeal Quashes Government Approval

In a first but telling blow for the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion project, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision today in the appeal of Tsleil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (Attorney General) quashing the Federal Government’s Order in Council approving the project. The … Continue reading

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