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Environmental commissioner tables 2012 report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 11 2013

On February 6, 2013, the 2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development was tabled in Parliament. The report


Environment Canada releases sustainability report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

Environment Canada recently released a federal sustainable development strategy titled Planning for a Sustainable Future, which focuses on climate change and air quality, among other areas


Draft GHG reduction regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2010

On March 24, 2010, the Saskatchewan government began consultations on the scope of proposed regulations that would support implementation of Bill 126, the Management and Reduction of Greenhouse Gases Act, which has yet to be brought into force


Canada publishes climate change plan
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 6 2009

Environment Canada recently published, as required by the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (the Implementation Act), an annual plan highlighting Canada’s compliance with various requirements under the Kyoto Protocol, such as submitting national reports to the UNFCCC


Offset verification body adjusts rules for Canadian projects
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 6 2009

On July 23, 2009, the Voluntary Carbon Standard Association (VCSA) announced that it will now allow voluntary offset projects in Canada to issue its internationally recognized Voluntary Carbon Units (VCUs) without evidence from the Canadian government that the corresponding number of Kyoto compliance units (called "Assigned Amount Units," or AAUs) have been cancelled


Western Climate Initiative solicits comments on offset criteria
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 6 2009

On July 24, 2009, the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) released a discussion paper titled Offset Definition and Eligibility Criteria, which will be available for public comment until August 21, 2009


Enactment passed to allow for regulation of renewable fuels
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 6 2009

The Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) was recently amended to authorize federal regulations that would set low carbon fuel standards for gasoline produced in or imported into Canada


Intention to limit vehicle emissions
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2009

On April 4, 2009, the federal government announced its intention to develop regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 that would limit carbon dioxide emissions from new cars and light-duty trucks, beginning with the 2011 model year


Cosmetic pesticides ban
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2009

Ontario’s ban on the use and sale of pesticides for cosmetic (i.e., deemed by the government to be nonessential) purposes took effect on April 22, 2009


Carbon Disclosure Project releases new Canadian report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 16 2009

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) released its 2009 Canadian report on October 8, 2009