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Over the past 14 months, the Federal Government has been working to review environmental and regulatory processes and to rebuild public trust in these systems. Our posts of June 26, 2016 and April 7, 2017 discuss the Federal Government’s proposed scope of the review and highlight the recommendations provided by an expert panel with respect to the review. The review ...

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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 April 23, 2009, Mr. Justice James Russell of the Federal Court trial division ruled in Great Lakes United and MiningWatch Canada v. Minister of Environment and Mining Association of Canada 2009 FC 408, that the Minister of Environment is required by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (“CEPA”) to collect and report in the National Pollutant Release Inventory ...

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On April 26, 2007, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, announced the federal government’s climate change plan entitled “Turning the Corner: An Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gases and Air Pollution”.  As set out in the plan, the federal government has committed to reducing Canada’s total emissions of greenhouse gases, relative to 2006 ...

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