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Hunter convicted of Migratory Bird Convention violations

Under the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible for protecting migratory birds, their nests, and eggs and for regulating potentially harmful human activities that may affect them. Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that in … Continue reading

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Fuel-supply company fined $200,000 for offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on May 21, 2020, Scamp Industries Ltd., a fuel supplier based in Western Canada, was fined $200,000 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia after pleading guilty on June 17, 2019, to five … Continue reading

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It is the time for nature: World Environment Day 2020

In celebration of Environment Day 2020 on June 5, we publish here in full the speech given by Inger Andersen, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme “World Environment Day is a day of … Continue reading

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Paul Manning ranked by Lexpert as one of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners

I am delighted to have been included by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory  in its 2020 ranking of Canada’s Leading Environmental Law Practitioners and to have been “repeatedly recommended” by my peers in Lexpert’s survey. Thank you to all my … Continue reading

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Ontario suspends Environmental Bill of Rights temporarily due to COVID-19

The Ontario government has made the Temporary Exemptions Relating to Declared Emergency (Regulation) exempting all proposals for policies, acts, regulations and instruments from posting requirements under the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) and removing the requirement to consider Statements of … Continue reading

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Coronavirus could trigger biggest fall in carbon emissions since World War Two

LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide emissions could fall by the largest amount since World War Two this year as the coronavirus outbreak brings economies to a virtual standstill, according to the chair of a network of scientists providing benchmark emissions … Continue reading

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Paul Manning named as a Global Leader in Environmental Law and in Climate Change Law: Who’s Who Legal 2019

I am very pleased to have been named again by Who’s Who Legal: 2019 as a global leader both in Environmental Law and Climate Change Law . Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in business  law since … Continue reading

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Volkswagen ordered to pay largest environmental penalty in Canada’s history

Volkswagen AG was ordered to pay an unprecedented $196.5 million fine in the Ontario Court of Justice  on January 22 after pleading guilty to 60 charges for offences under federal environmental legislation. Volkswagen AG pleaded guilty to 58 counts of … Continue reading

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Provincial Pollution Indemnity Does Not Cover Regulatory Order: SCC Overturns Ontario Court Of Appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has overturned the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Resolute FP Canada Inc. v. Ontario (Attorney General) deciding that an indemnity given by the province to private corporations did not extend to the … Continue reading

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