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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


Proposal to reduce use of HFCs
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, Mexico, USA
  • May 14 2010

In April 2010, representatives of Canada, Mexico and the United States retabled their proposal under the Montreal Protocol for a gradual reduction of global production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals commonly used in refrigeration equipment


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 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


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


Environment Canada publishes renewable fuel content requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

Environment Canada recently published new Renewable Fuels Regulations, which will require producers and importers to ensure that all gasoline that they produce in or import into Canada has an average annual volume of renewable fuel content of at least 5


Ontario proposes amendments to GHG reporting regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

On September 10, 2010, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) posted for comment amendments to O. Reg. 45209 (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting) that would simplify the province’s reporting requirements and align them with those adopted by the WCI


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