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Divisional Court confirms the constitutionality of the review process for renewable energy projects under Ontario’s EPA
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • February 2 2015

On December 29, 2014, the Ontario Divisional Court released its decision in Dixon v. Director, Ministry of the Environment. In this appeal of three


The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal decision in Erickson v. Director, Ministry of Environment
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 27 2011

The Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal (the ERT) released its landmark ruling in the wind farm challenge case, Erickson v. Director, Ministry of the Environment (Erickson) on July 18, 2011


Environmental Review Tribunal confirms the liability of current and former directors for clean-up orders
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 27 2011

In its recent decision in Currie v. Director, Ministry of the Environment (Currie) issued on June 7, 2011, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has applied its reasoning in its Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes v. Director, Ministry of Environment decision issued on November 20, 2009 (Kawartha Lakes) to hold corporate directors personally liable to clean up a contaminated site


“When in doubt, report” the Supreme Court of Canada broadens the application of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • October 18 2013

On October 17, 2013, in Castonguay Blasting Ltd. v. Ontario (Environment), 2013 SCC 52, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal of


Ontario Court of Appeal decides Ostrander wind farm project and sends dispute back to the ERT
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • April 21 2015

Yesterday, in an important decision for stakeholders in the Ontario renewable energy industry, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the Divisional


Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies application of pollution exclusion clauses in commercial general liability policies
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2011

In ING Insurance Company of Canada v. Miracle (Mohawk Imperial Sales and Mohawk Liquidate), 2011 ONCA 321, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that a “Pollution Liability” exclusion clause in a Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance policy will apply where the insured participated in an activity that posed a known risk of pollution and environmental damage


Divisional Court overturns environmental review tribunal decision and allows wind project to proceed
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • February 25 2014

In an important decision for stakeholders in the Ontario renewable energy industry, the Divisional Court of Ontario overturned the July 2013 decision


Appeal Court confirms that innocent party must clean up pollution
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 13 2013

In a decision in Kawartha Lakes (City) v. Ontario (Environment), on May 10, 2013, the Ontario Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the appeal of


Former directors and officers of bankrupt company reach $4.75 million settlement with the Ministry of Environment over cleanup orders
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • November 1 2013

On October 28, 2013, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced that it had reached a settlement with the former directors and officers


Supreme Court finds abandonment of privacy interest in waste
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • May 11 2009

On April 9, 2009, the Supreme Court of Canada issued an important judgment in R.v. Patrick about the abandonment of a person’s privacy interest in waste