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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Canada takes final step to ban asbestos

Environment and Climate Change Canada, along with Health Canada, published the Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part II on October 17, 2018. These new regulations apply to any person who manufactures, imports, sells or uses … 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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Paul Manning speaks to Law Times about Ontario’s cancellation of green energy contracts

Law Times spoke with Paul Manning and other environmental law colleagues recently about the impact of Ontario’s cancellation of green energy contracts. His comments are reproduced in Law Times’ November 5 issue in its article “Change in provincial government impacts … Continue reading

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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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