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Changes to the British Columbia contaminated sites process

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 24 2011

Several recent changes to the British Columbia contaminated sites process affect property assessment requirements and the processing of permit applications

Ontario’s Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 turbo charging renewable generation and conservation

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 23 2009

Earlier this afternoon at Queen’s Park, the Hon. George Smitherman, Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, introduced Bill 150, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (“Bill 150” or the “GEA”

Aboriginal legal issues e-newsletter

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 3 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the application for leave to appeal from the above noted decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, with

Alberta’s new water management framework for the lower Athabasca River

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 31 2008

Alberta’s oil sands industry is dependent upon the Athabasca River to provide water for both mining operations and in situ production of bitumen

Québec’s plan to protect its northern environment

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 13 2011

Among the features of Québec’s twenty-five-year master plan for the development of its northern territory (the Plan Nord), released on May 9, 2011, is the objective of setting aside no less than 50 of the land mass concerned for non-industrial purposes by 2035, in order to protect its environment and safeguard its biodiversity

Vancouver moving to LEED Gold rezoning requirements

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • January 24 2011

Effective January 1, 2011 all new rezonings in the City of Vancouver (the City) must be to a LEED Gold NC (New Construction) or equivalent standard

The North American ECA now a reality

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada, Global
  • -
  • July 25 2012

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently amended the International Convention on the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL 197378) by adopting the 1997 Protocol enacting Annex VI (Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships

Canada’s Supreme Court to define “adverse effect” and “contaminant” in important environmental case

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • December 21 2012

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has set May 17, 2013 to hear an appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Ontario (Environment) v. Castonguay

Alberta's new environmental monitoring agency

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 29 2012

On October 17, 2012, the Government of Alberta announced the establishment of a new arm’s-length environmental monitoring agency, the Alberta Environmental Management Agency (“AEMA”

Québec is the leader in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 31 2009

In November 2008, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks published a report entitled "The Québec Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions"