Tag Archives: Supreme Court of Canada

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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December 7, 2012 – Provincial Clean-up Orders Can be Stayed and Compromised in Canadian Insolvencies

In its decision released on Friday December 7 , 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada held that provincial environmental clean-up orders may be “claims” that can be  stayed and compromised under the federal Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-36 (“CCAA”). In Newfoundland … Continue reading

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