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On November 2, 2010 Federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced that federal authorities would not grant required federal approvals for the proposed Prosperity mine near Williams Lake in interior British Columbiadue to the potential for adverse environmental impacts associated with the project.  The Prosperity project underwent environmental assessments ...

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Ontario’s Open for Business Act, which received Royal Assent on October 25, 2010, included significant amendments to the Ontario Environmental Protection Act and Ontario Water Resources Act intended to reduce administrative burden for businesses seeking operational approvals.  Most will be phased in over time.  Significant changes include the following:

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On October 28, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a unanimous judgment in Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. and British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, 2010 SCC 43, affirming the decision of the British Columbia Utilities Commission (the “Commission”) to accept the 2007 Electricity Purchase Agreement between BC Hydro and Rio Tinto Alcan ...

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