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Environmental Enforcement Act provisions come into force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On June 22, 2012, the penalty provisions in sections 72-80, 87 and 88 of the Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA) came into force


New wastewater regulations enacted
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On July 18, 2012, the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (SOR2012-139) came into force


Metron Construction fined for criminal negligence causing death
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On July 13, 2012, Metron Construction (Metron) pled guilty to one charge of criminal negligence under the Criminal Code and was fined $200,000 for the deaths of four of its workers, who died in December 2009 when the suspended work platform they were using collapsed


Ontario amends Renewable Energy Approval regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On July 1, 2012, amendments to O. Reg. 35909 the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) regulation came into force


Ground source heat pumps exempt from environmental compliance approval
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On June 2, 2012, O. Reg. 9812 was enacted


Federal Court rules that Canada can withdraw from Kyoto Protocol
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On July 17, 2012, the Federal Court in Turp v. Canada dismissed an application for judicial review of Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol


New Environmental Assessment Act comes into force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On July 6, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (Act) came into force, replacing the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act


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


Summer safety blitz launched
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

On April 27, 2012, the Ontario government reported that it is launching a four-month safety blitz to inspect the working conditions for students’ summer jobs


Province sets new geothermal drilling rules
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

On May 18, 2012, the Ontario government reported that, effective immediately, it would adopt new rules to regulate vertical closed loop drilling for geothermal energy systems