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The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment provides risk assessment guidance for contaminated sites
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 5 2012

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment has released drafts of the first three volumes of its Guidance Manual for Environmental Site Characterization in Support of Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment


Court overturns $36 million award in Smith v. Inco Limited
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 14 2011

On October 7, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the appeal in Smith v. Inco Limited and, in so doing, overturned the July 2010 Ontario Superior Court’s trial decision, which had awarded $36 million in damages to certain property owners in Port Colborne, Ontario


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

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


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


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


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


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


Quebec issues final regulation to link its cap-and-trade system with California’s system
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • December 21 2012

On December 13, 2012, the Quebec Cabinet announced its adoption of an amendment to its Regulations respecting the cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas


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