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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


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


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


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


Ontario court recognizes “light” as a contaminant under the Environmental Protection Act
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • March 27 2013

In February 2013, Justice Green of the Ontario Court of Justice held that sunlight reflected from a building can be considered a contaminant under


“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


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


Increase in climate change litigation in US courts could spill over into Canada
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 23 2009

Climate change litigation is proliferating in the United States


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