Posts from October 2013.
Posted in Environmental

Castonguay Blasting Ltd. v. Ontario (Environment), 2013 SCC 52 is the latest Supreme Court of Canada decision to confirm the expansive approach courts may take to the interpretation of environmental protection legislation.

During the course Castonguay’s blasting operations for a highway-widening project, rock debris known as “fly-rock” was accidentally ...

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On October 18, 2013  the BC government released a long-awaited “proposal” to replace the 100+ year-old Water Act.   Four years in the making, the lengthy description of what the new Water Sustainability Act would be and how it would work is available here.  No draft legislation has been provided, and the Province continues to seek public input until November 15, 2013.  ...

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On September 26, 2013 the BC Court of Appeal released its decision in Louis v. British Columbia.  The decision is a reaffirmation of the principles to be applied when Aboriginal groups seek consultation in respect of past wrongs or previous breaches of the duty to consult.

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The province of British Columbia granted an indefinite permit to mine molybdenum at the ...

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