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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


Regulations to harmonize Canada-U.S. vehicle emissions regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • March 11 2013

Environment Canada recently published regulations amending the On-Road Vehicle and Engine Emission Regulations. The amendments, which will come into


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


Ministry of the Environment prescribes activities eligible for registration on environmental registry
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • July 5 2011

Following the enactment of the Open for Business Act, 2010, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has begun identifying certain low-risk activities that will no longer require certificates of approval, provided that the activities meet specific requirements and are registered on the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR


Proposal to add certain electricity generators, cooling equipment and dust collection systems to the EASR
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

As reported in Torys' October 2011 EH&S Bulletin, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) established the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), an


Amendments to Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

On December 5, 2012, amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations came into force. The amendments, among other things, introduce the


Public and other stakeholder review for new GHG offset protocols
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2011

Alberta Environment (AE) and Climate Change Central (CCC) have published four new draft emissions offset protocols for public review and comment


Government undertaking mining safety blitz
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Labour is undertaking an occupational health and safety blitz that targets hazards affecting clean air in underground mines


Water infrastructure and the law
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2011

A reliable supply of clean water, and the proper treatment and disposal of wastewater, is of course essential for community health