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Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 11:49 AM

Decline of environmental law, public oversight in Ontario’s North Northernmap.jpg

Ontario is witnessing a swift and disturbing de-evolution of its key environmental laws. The province has proposed to further add to the already expansive list of projects exempt from the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) and amend rather than fully implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA). ... [read more]

Thursday, May 09, 2019 @ 1:37 PM

Ex-Miller Thomson counsel named deputy minister of Alberta Ministry of Energy

Miller Thomson announced that its former associate counsel Grant Sprague has been named deputy minister of the Alberta Ministry of Energy. ... [read more]

Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 6:03 PM - Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 10:38 PM

Saskatchewan Appeal Court rules carbon tax valid, so all eyes on Ontario, says legal mind Nathalie_Chalifour_sm

The Saskatchewan Appeal Court’s ruling that the federal government’s carbon tax imposed in that province is constitutionally sound “likely” paves the way for a similar decision to be made in Ontario, says a legal mind. ... [read more]

Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

Migrant workers fight back through courts, law reform advocacy silhouettefarmer_jpg

Migrant workers Maila Ceguerra, Lourdes dela Pena, Jesse Veneranda and Marisol Bobadilla have filed an Ontario small claims court action against recruitment agency Link4Staff Inc and their former employer Sharon Mushroom Farm. In addition to this civil action, Laxman Marsonia, the farm owner, faces human trafficking and misrepresentation-related charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. ... [read more]

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 2:46 PM

Why elected officials should attend energy geography class Geography class

Canada and the United States are particularly gifted with energy resources. Oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, hydroelectricity, wind and solar are plentiful. ... [read more]

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Free Willy bill whale of a win for cetaceans 3whales.jpg

Animal law was in the news again on April 2. Bill S-203, a private member’s bill originally tabled some four years ago, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, passed the scrutiny of the committee, where bills are scrutinized to the comma and picked apart line by line. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 2:49 PM

Broad support for new Canada climate law in upcoming Ford judicial challenge chimney and arrow

The Ontario Court of Appeal has scheduled four days, starting in mid-April, to address Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constitutional challenge of Canada’s new Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Premier Ford’s judicial challenge to Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act smokestackwitharrow.jpg

Canada has remarkably broad support from unlikely allies who agree its new law to fight climate change should be upheld, and the Ford government’s constitutional challenge rejected, when the Ontario Court of Appeal hears four days of arguments set for mid-April. Even major carbon emitters support Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). The Act took effect April 1. ... [read more]

Friday, April 05, 2019 @ 8:28 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Pleadings - Amendment of - Statement of claim

Appeal by the Stoney Tribal Council from a case management order. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 @ 2:46 PM

Access to environmental justice in Canada: The road ahead roadaheadlandscape

Across Canada, low-income persons and disadvantaged communities often bear a disproportionate burden of the adverse health and environmental impacts from contaminants that are discharged into air, land and water. ... [read more]