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Federal Court: Canada had duty to consult First Nation on changes to environmental legislation

In a series of posts in 2012, we reported on the Harper government’s wholesale changes to Canada’s federal environmental legislation in its federal omnibus budget implementation bills C-38 and C-45 (Omnibus Bills). In a decision released last month in Courtoreille v. Canada, the … Continue reading

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OPA reopens Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has announced that it is again accepting proposals for the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program. The Program will support Aboriginal participation in Ontario’s energy sector by providing up to $90,000 in funding to First Nation … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada upholds Ontario’s right to license forestry operations on treaty lands

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of the province of Ontario to license forestry operations on Treaty 3 lands, without the approval of the federal government. In so doing, the court refused an appeal by Grassy Narrows … Continue reading

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The Non-Polluter Pays: Paul to speak at the AWMA Kitchener-Waterloo Breakfast Speaker Series – February 26, 2014

Paul is pleased to be the next speaker in the Kitchener-Waterloo Breakfast Series of the Air and Waste Management Association, Ontario Section on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. His subject will be the following hot topic: The Non-polluter Pays: Recent Trends … Continue reading

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Climate Change Begins and Ends the Year

As 2013 draws to a close we return to climate change, the topic which started our year. Our first post of 2013, Draft US National Climate Assessment makes clear link between climate change and extreme weather noted the NCA’s conclusion that climate change is … Continue reading

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The Non-Polluter Pays: Creditor Roulette and Director Liability

In our post dated December 7, 2012, Provincial Clean-up Orders Can be Stayed and Compromised in  Canadian Insolvencies, we discussed the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc. (Abitibi). That case decided that provincial environmental clean-up orders … Continue reading

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Ontario introduces Ending Coal for Cleaner Air Act

Ontario introduced legislation yesterday that, if passed, will eliminate coal-fired generation as a source of electricity. The proposed Ending Coal for Cleaner Air Act is intended to ensure that once coal facilities stop operating by the end of 2014, coal-burning generation on … Continue reading

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The Non-Polluter Pays: Paul to speak at AWMA Hamilton Breakfast Series – December 5, 2013

Paul is pleased to be the next speaker in the Hamilton Breakfast Series of the Air and Waste Management Association, Ontario Section on December 5, 2013. His subject will be the following hot topic: The Non-polluter Pays: Recent Trends in … Continue reading

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November 29 Deadline approaching for the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan Program Proposals

The Ontario Power Authority has issued the following reminder that applications are being accepted until November 29, 2013, at noon for the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program. The ACEP Program assists First Nations and Métis communities in developing a … Continue reading

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