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Canadian Securities Administrators releases guidance on environmental reporting
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 1 2010

On October 27, 2010, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published CSA Staff Notice 51-333, Environmental Reporting Guidance (the Notice) to assist reporting issuers in meeting their existing continuous disclosure requirements under securities laws with respect to environmental matters


Code of practice for metal mines released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 31 2009

On June 27, 2009, Environment Canada issued an Environmental Code of Practice for Metal Mines (the Code), which describes the operational activities of the metal mining sector and associated environmental risks


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


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


Court finds plaintiffs caused their own misfortunes regardless of prior owner’s potential negligence
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2012

On November 21, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) reaffirmed that for a plaintiff to receive damages from a negligence claim, the defendant’s negligence must have actually caused the plaintiff’s loss


Ministry of Natural Resources releases endangered species report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2013

On January 21, 2013, the Ministry of Natural Resources released a report titled "Endangered Species Act Panel Report and Recommendations." The report


MOE amends guide on environmental compliance approvals
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2013

The MOE recently revised its Guide to Applying for an Environmental Compliance Approval to provide additional detail regarding supporting


Government to limit emissions from cars and light trucks for 2017 model year and beyond
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 5 2012

Environment Canada recently released a consultation document on the development of proposed regulations to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from passenger cars and light trucks for model years 2017 and beyond


First Renewable Energy Approval issued; one approval appealed
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2010

On November 12, 2010, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued the first three Renewable Energy Approvals (REAs) under Ontario's new approval regime for renewable energy projects


New Regulation regarding Ozone-Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons now in force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2011

Ontario Regulation 46310 (Ozone Depleting Substances and Other Halocarbons) (the Regulation) came into force on January 1, 2011