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Private member’s bill in Canada calls for disclosure of payments to foreign governments

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 1 2013

On February 26, 2013, a private member's bill was introduced into the Canadian House of Commons that proposes new disclosure requirements regarding

Durban conference ends in uncertainty and Canada withdraws from Kyoto Protocol

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, Global
  • -
  • December 13 2011

From November 28 to December 11, 2011, delegates from 194 countries met in Durban, South Africa, for the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The continuing discussion of continuous disclosure: the influence of the CSA’s recent guidance on environmental reporting

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 4 2011

Reporting issuers, especially those whose businesses involve material or potentially material environmental matters, should carefully consider CSA Staff Notice 51-333, Environmental Reporting Guidance (the Notice), which the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published in 2010

Ontario amends GHG reporting regulations; first reporting deadline approaches

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 19 2011

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently amended O. Reg. 45209 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting) to simplify the province’s reporting requirements and align them with those proposed for the WCI

Environment Canada publishes 2009 GHG reporting data

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 19 2011

Environment Canada has published the GHG emissions data disclosed by the large Canadian facilities that are required to report their emissions each calendar year

Developments in the Western Climate Initiative

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 19 2011

The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) recently provided additional details on the expected start date of its proposed cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases (GHGs), which was originally slated to take effect on January 1, 2012

CSA publishes final rule on disclosure of mineral projects

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 13 2011

The CSA (Canadian Securities Administrators) has published the final form of the revised National Instrument 43-101, Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects, including the revised form of technical report (the Rule), which becomes effective on June 30, 2011

Ontario Power Authority to sell environmental attributes

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 7 2011

Late last week, after a very limited, informal consultation, the Ontario Minister of Energy directed the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to initiate a pilot program to sell a limited number of the environmental attributes (EAs) it has accumulated under its power purchase agreements with Ontario-based electricity generators

SEC proposes rules regarding disclosure of conflict minerals and payments to governments

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 20 2011

On December 15, 2010, the SEC issued proposed rules under sections 1502 and 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act

Canadian Securities Administrators releases guidance on environmental reporting

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 1 2010

On October 27, 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-333, Environmental Reporting Guidance (the Notice) to assist reporting issuers in meeting their existing continuous disclosure requirements under securities laws with respect to environmental matters