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Trudeau moves to unwind Harper’s rollback of Canada’s environmental protection legislation

In 2012, the Harper government made a series of draconian changes to Canada’s  environmental protection legislation, not least the rules on federal environmental assessment and those dealing with the review of pipeline applications by the National Energy Board (NEB). In January … Continue reading

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Federal Court of Appeal dismisses appeal of Darlington nuclear refurbishment EA

In a decision issued on April 13 2016 that will disappoint many public interest groups, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of the Federal Court’s refusal to allow a judicial review of the environmental assessment (EA)  decision under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, … Continue reading

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Northern Gateway Pipeline Requires Provincial Environmental Approval

We are pleased to publish this guest post from our friends and colleagues at Siskinds LLP where the author Paula Boutis is a lawyer practising with the environmental law group. A BC court has declared that an agreement (Agreement) between the … Continue reading

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Trudeau Government Introduces Interim Measures for NEB Pipeline Hearings

We reported yesterday that the federal Government of Canada has introduced five principles that will guide its decision-making on major natural resource projects, while it undertakes a review of environmental assessment processes. Building on those principles, the government has announced interim measures for … Continue reading

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Trudeau Government Announces Interim Environmental Assessment Regime

In a series of posts in 2012, we commented on the rollback of environmental protection implemented by the Harper Government’s federal Omnibus Budget Bill C-38, which included a recasting of the federal environmental assessment regime, the pipeline approval process and … Continue reading

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Ontario Establishes Ring Of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation

Ontario has announced today the establishment of the Ring of Fire (ROF) Infrastructure Development Corporation, to be headquartered in Thunder Bay. Our post on March 26, 2014, Ontario, First Nations to work together on Ring of Fire, noted that Ontario … Continue reading

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June 2014 – Paul Manning to Speak at Insight’s 4th Annual Ontario Mining Forum

Paul Manning, principal at Manning Environmental Law, will speak at Insight’s 4th Annual Ontario Mining Forum next month. Conference Highlights include: “Getting it right” in the Ring of Fire Building consensus for mining development P3 infrastructure development in the Ring of Fire … Continue reading

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Ontario, First Nations to Work Together on Ring of Fire

March 26, 2014 The Province of Ontario and nine Matawa-member First Nations signed a framework agreement today for a community-based regional approach to development in the Ring of Fire. The agreement is intended to ensure that First Nations and Ontario can … Continue reading

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