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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


Environmental law news - spring 2014
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 20 2014

A significant portion of Canada's oil and gas infrastructure is fast approaching its functional end of life. In Alberta, Canada's largest oil and


First Capital Realty v. Imperial Oil Ltd.: the polluter pays principle is expanded
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 29 2012

The recent decision of the British Columbia Supreme Court, First Capital Realty v. Imperial Oil Limited, emphasizes the “polluter pays” principles of the BC Environmental Management Act (the “Act”) and establishes that a purchaser with full knowledge of contamination may not be responsible for any clean up costs


In with the new... Democratic Party - NDP majority elected in Alberta
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 7 2015

Political change has come to Alberta. On May 5, 2015 the Alberta Progressive Conservative party lost its four-decade hold on power, ushering in a


Administrative Penalties Regulation
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • July 22 2014

On June 23, 2014, the Ministry of Environment introduced an administrative penalty program to encourage compliance with the Environmental Management


Voters Taking Action on Climate Change v British Columbia (Energy and Mines), 2015 BCSC 471.
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 14 2015

A recent British Columbia Supreme Court decision concerned a coal handling and storage facility located on Texada Island. The petitioner, an


Less than a sure thing: reliance on the advice of the Ministry of Environment
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 29 2013

The Court du Québec recently examined a case where a defendant attempted to rely on two defences commonly used in environmental cases, the due


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


Government of Manitoba proposes legislation of Kyoto commitment
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2008

On April 11 2008, the Manitoba government introduced for first reading Bill 15, “The Climate Change and Emissions Reductions Act” (“Bill 15”


The outcome of Qikqiktani Inuit Association v. Canada (Minister of Natural Resources)
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 18 2010

This recent judgement should be noted for how it may redefine "meaningful consultation" in the North