Tag Archives: Environmental Protection Act

Midwest respondents refused leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

We reported in our post: Ontario Court of Appeal Extends D&O Personal Liability for Corporate Contamination to Civil Actions in January, on the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson The case was an action by a landowner for … Continue reading

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Ontario Launches Investigation Into Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada

Ontario has announced that it is investigating the  action by Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada to sell cars to its dealers and consumers with software to bypass the vehicle’s emissions control for possible violations under the Environmental Protection Act, which prohibits the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada upholds Castonguay’s conviction for not reporting discharge of fly-rock from blast

Expulsion of fly-rock from a blast was a “discharge” of  a  “contaminant” out of the normal course of events that  should have been reported to  the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) under section 15 of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (Act). “Impairment of the … Continue reading

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May 10, 2013 – Kawartha Lakes: Protecting the Environment or Passing the Buck?

Ontario’s Court of Appeal issued its decision in the Kawartha Lakes case on May 10, 2013. The question at the heart of the appeal was whether a clean-up order against the City of Kawartha Lakes under the Environmental Protection Act should be … Continue reading

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