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Ontario issues second annual climate change progress report

  • Torys LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • December 8 2009

On December 2, 2009, Ontario released its 20082009 Annual Report on the province’s Climate Change Action Plan

Ontario amends GHG reporting regulations; first reporting deadline approaches

  • Torys LLP
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  • 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

PIPE transactions in Canada: Teck Resources and China Investment Corp.

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 24 2009

The first half of 2009 saw continued popularity of private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions

National Round Table responds to federal climate change report

  • Torys LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 11 2009

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) recently released its response to the federal government’s 2009 Climate Change Plan, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act

Canadian legislators still debating bill to impose social responsibility standards on mining companies

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 2 2009

The federal parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has extended until January 28, 2010 its review of Bill C-300, a private member’s bill whose stated purpose is to ensure that mining and oil and gas companies with operations in developing countries, and that receive support from the Canadian government, are acting in a manner consistent with environmental best practices and international human rights standards

Comment period open for Ontario cap-and-trade proposal

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 3 2009

On May 27, 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 185, the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009, which would expand the government’s regulation-making authority to implement a cap-and-trade system

Senators Kerry and Lieberman release Energy and Climate Bill

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 14 2010

On May 12, 2010, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) released a draft of their long-awaited energy and climate change bill, the American Power Act

Ontario and Quebec maintain support of cap-and-trade

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 29 2010

At a recent joint meeting of the Ontario and Quebec cabinets, Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Ontario's ongoing plans, along with Quebec and British Columbia, to implement a cap-and-trade system for GHGs

Ministry of the Environment finalizes GHG reporting requirements

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 8 2009

On December 1, 2009, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued its final Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting regulation

California and the Western Climate Initiative takes the spotlight

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

Regional cap-and-trade initiatives have returned to the spotlight after U.S. Senate leaders indefinitely postponed efforts to pass a comprehensive federal climate change bill