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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

Environment audit exposes weaknesses in oversight of mining sector coalminingoperation_sm.jpg

In April 2019, the commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, Judy Gelfand, delivered her 2019 spring report, which included details on efforts by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to enforce effluent storage standards in fish habitats. Protecting Fish From Mining Effluent summarized the results of an audit of federal regulatory programs designed to protect fish and fish habitats from mining effluent at active mine sites. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

Cox & Palmer names new partner for St. John’s office

Cox & Palmer announced that G. Todd Stanley is the newest partner in the firm’s St. John’s office. ... [read more]

Monday, July 08, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

WATER - Ownership - Riparian rights - Obstructions

Appeal by the defendants from a judgment and order that prevented them from constructing a fence across that portion of the boundary of their lands which was underneath the waters of a reservoir. ... [read more]

Friday, July 05, 2019 @ 9:41 AM

Animals: Family at home, property at court | Victoria Shroff

In the first week of June I had the privilege to be part of the biggest Canadian academic conference of the year taking place in Vancouver on the University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, my alma mater. The huge event for academics is called Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. ... [read more]

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 5:51 PM

Ontario’s top court rules federal carbon-pricing plan constitutional Stewart Elgie

In a 4-1 opinion released on June 28, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, enacted in April, is constitutional. ... [read more]

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

Statement of Principles stays for now as LSO Convocation becomes mired in debate Malcolm Mercer sm

After a full day of debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) was unable to come to a decision on the diversity initiative that has not only divided Convocation, but the profession as well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 1:34 PM

Federal government targets single-use plastics, plastic packaging PlasticTrash_sm.jpg

As cracks in the Canadian recycling system reveal the extent of our plastics addiction, attention is shifting to how we can reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the environment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

OIL AND GAS - Pipelines - Inter-provincial

Constitutional reference by the Province of British Columbia on the constitutionality of proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 12:27 PM

Ottawa appoints Smith as chief justice of N.S. Supreme Court

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced the appointment of Deborah K. Smith as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 2:32 PM

Downey commits to collaborative approach as Ontario’s new attorney general Exclusive

Lauded by former colleagues for his collegiality, Ontario’s new Attorney General Douglas Richard Downey plans to take a collaborative approach on new initiatives and lingering issues that dogged his predecessor, including one that drew a comment from Canada’s top judge. ... [read more]