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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


Proposed toxic substances reduction legislation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 30 2009

On April 7, 2009, the Ontario government introduced Bill 167, the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009, into the legislature for first reading


Developments in the Western Climate Initiative
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 19 2011

The Western Climate Initiative (WCI) recently provided additional details on the expected start date of its proposed cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gases (GHGs), which was originally slated to take effect on January 1, 2012


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


New Environmental Assessment Act comes into force
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 8 2012

On July 6, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (Act) came into force, replacing the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act


National low-carbon fuel standard forthcoming
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 8 2010

On April 1, 2010, the federal government announced that it will be moving forward with new regulations that will require all gasoline to contain an average of 5 renewable fuel content by September 2010


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


Amendments to Navigable Waters Protection Act
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 31 2009

On March 12, 2009, the Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) was amended (by the Budget Implementation Act, 2009) to eliminate the need for an environmental assessment under the CEAA in certain circumstances


Alberta court orders Syncrude to pay $3 million
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 31 2010

On October 22, 2010, the Provincial Court of Alberta ordered Syncrude Canada Ltd