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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


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


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


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


Divisional Court affirms the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal in Kawartha Lakes
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • June 1 2012

In its recent decision in The Corporation of the City of Kawartha Lakes v. Director, Ministry of the Environment (Kawartha Lakes) issued on May 28, 2012, the Divisional Court affirmed the reasoning of the Environmental Review Tribunal (the ERT) issued on November 20, 2009 (the ERT Decision


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


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


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