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Pollution exclusion clauses update: two recent decisions

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 5 2011

Two recent decisions add to the jurisprudence considering the application of pollution exclusion clauses

Hirsekorn v. Her Majesty The Queen, file No. 35558, Supreme Court of Canada (Lebel, Karaktsanis, and Wagner JJ.)

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 28 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a leave application filed by a Métis individual in relation to an Alberta Court of Appeal decision

Ahousaht Indian Band v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2014 FC 197, Federal Court (Mandamin J.), 28 February 2014

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 17 2014

The Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunc- tion prohibiting the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans from opening the commercial roe herring

An international agreement to fight “fish pirates”

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2010

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU fishing) is a major international problem with a direct impact on Canada

Mari-times newsletter: Canadian maritime law from coast-to-coast

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada, Vietnam
  • -
  • December 21 2013

At the last Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council, held in Kiruna, Sweden, on May 15, 2013, the Council adopted its second international

Liability for environmental offences greatly expanded

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • April 3 2009

On March 4, 2009, the federal government introduced Bill C-16, the "Environmental Enforcement Act," omnibus legislation that keeps a Conservative Party campaign promise to strengthen the enforcement and penalty provisions in Canadian environmental statutes

Vancouver moving to LEED Gold rezoning requirements

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • 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

A fresh start to clean energy? The OPA’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) procurement and Clean Energy Standard Offer Program (CESOP)

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • January 26 2011

If recent events indicate a trend, 2011 is poised to be a banner year for some proponents of new high efficiency combined heat and power projects, including industrial cogeneration and district energy facilities

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

The North American emissions control area now in force for Canada

  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • May 8 2013

The North American Emissions Control Area ("ECA") is now in force in Canada. The Regulations Amending the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals