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The North American emissions control area now in force for Canada
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • May 8 2013

The North American Emissions Control Area ("ECA") is now in force in Canada. The Regulations Amending the Vessel Pollution and Dangerous Chemicals


Private parties not liable for public interest costs
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 12 2015

As detailed elsewhere on this blog (here and here), courts are becoming increasingly resistant to attempts by third parties, specifically


Cabinet making Premier Notley unveils cabinet
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2015

On May 24, 2015 Rachel Notley was sworn in as Alberta's 17th Premier and introduced her cabinet. With the following 11 Ministers, Premier Notley's


Directors and officers: you may be presumed liable for environmental offences
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2011

Major amendments to the Environment Quality Act (the EQA) which came into force on November 4, 2011 significantly increase the amounts of the fines that may be imposed pursuant thereto


Mari-times newsletter: Canadian maritime law from coast-to-coast
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada, Vietnam
  • December 21 2013

At the last Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council, held in Kiruna, Sweden, on May 15, 2013, the Council adopted its second international


Target practice? Federal government announces proposed greenhouse gas emission levels
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 25 2015

On May 15, 2015, Environmental Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced the federal government's plans to reduce Canada's greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions


Going green in Canada tax-efficient investment
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 9 2010

Governments in Canada are now actively competing to become environmental leaders


Far-reaching liability in hazardous waste disposal
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 11 2011

In a recent decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court, Enviro West Inc. v. Copper Mountain Mining Corp (2010 BCSC 1443), a waste oil collection company was awarded $766,033 in damages when the transformer it was hired to drain oil from contained a high level of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB


Québec moves to protect natural heritage under its Plan Nord
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 29 2012

Pierre Arcand, Québec’s Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, has introduced in the National Assembly a bill designed to protect from industrial activity a massive tract (some 600,000 square kilometers) of the Province’s northern territory, approximately equivalent to the size of France


B.C. Supreme Court upholds the practice of issuing recurrent, short-term water use approvals for oil and gas development
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 20 2014

On October 10, 2014, in Western Canada Wilderness Committee v. British Columbia (Oil and Gas Commission), 2014 BCSC 1919 the B.C. Supreme Court