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Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act guidance released

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • October 14 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently released the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Administrative Guide (Guide) together with a series of supporting technical bulletins

Court affirms decision to order “innocent” landowner to remediate its property

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada, USA
  • -
  • July 3 2012

The Ontario Divisional Court recently upheld the Environmental Review Tribunal’s decision, which in turn upheld an order that required the City of Kawartha Lakes to remediate the contamination on its land resulting from a heating oil spill on a neighbouring property

Regulations for certain coal-fired electricity generators

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • September 6 2011

The federal government has proposed the regulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired generators of electricity

Proposed regulations to green energy legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 30 2009

Ontario has proposed a new regulation and amendments to five existing regulations to establish a new environmental approval process for renewable energy projects under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009, which came into force last month

Fine of $800,000 issued for vapour discharge

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • November 30 2009

On November 4, 2009, BP Canada Energy Company pleaded guilty to one count of causing an odorous discharge that caused or was likely to cause an adverse effect

Proposed nuclear liability legislation

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • March 31 2009

On March 24, 2009, the federal government introduced Bill C-20, the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, into Parliament for first reading

Ministry of Labour to inspect electrical hazards at mines

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 31 2009

The Ontario Ministry of Labour (MOL) recently announced that, in September 2009, it will be conducting an "enforcement blitz" of electrical equipment and practices at underground mines, surface plants and aggregate operations across Ontario

Birds and bird habitat guidelines amended

  • Torys LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • February 21 2012

The MOE recently decided to proceed with certain changes to Birds and Bird Habitats: Guidelines for Wind Power Projects (2010) (Guidelines

Ontario introduces water opportunities bill

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

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 72, the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010

Ministries developing new rules for offshore wind projects

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

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is now considering comments received on its proposed approach to permit offshore wind projects seeking a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) under Ontario's Environmental Protection Act