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Canada’s National Statement at COP24

Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna delivered Canada’s National Statement yesterday at COP24 in Katowice, Poland in the following speech: “President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, I’m delighted to be here at COP24 in Katowice. Today … Continue reading

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PERC seller’s duty to ensure dry-cleaner complies with equipment regs – $300K fine

A recent successful prosecution by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) highlights the responsibility on a seller of the dry-cleaning fluid commonly known as PERC  to ensure that its purchaser’s dry-cleaning facility meets regulatory equipment specifications. On December 10, 2018, … Continue reading

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Conviction for unlawful import of protected coral species into Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) reports that, on December 4, 2018, 2-Eleven Buyers Inc. pleaded guilty to violating subsection 6(2) of the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, by importing a protected coral species … Continue reading

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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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