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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


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


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


Proposed management framework for forfeited corporate property
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) has proposed a new management framework for forfeited corporate property. The goals of this framework are to (i


Regulations proposed for emissions from heavy-duty vehicles and engines
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

Environment Canada recently proposed the Heavy-duty Vehicle and Engine Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations


Environment Canada releases GHG reporting requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2009

On July 11, 2009, Environment Canada issued a notice requiring any person who operates a facility that emits 50 kilotonnes or more of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), in the 2009 calendar year to submit information about those emissions to the federal government no later than June 1, 2010


Securities Commission to review environmental disclosure requirements
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2009

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) will begin consultations in September 2009 in response to a resolution in the Ontario Legislature regarding, among other things, environmental disclosure


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


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