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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 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


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 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


“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


Ontario Divisional Court confirms that former directors and officers must remediate while order is under appeal
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 8 2013

On June 19, 2013, in Baker v. Ministry of the Environment, 2013 ONSC 4142 Baker, the Ontario Divisional Court upheld the decision of the Ontario


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


When can environmental regulatory orders be compromised claims under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act? Supreme Court of Canada provides clarification
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • December 11 2012

In its decision released on December 7, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada held that claims in respect of provincial environmental clean-up orders can be compromised under the federal Companies Creditors’ Arrangement Act (CCAA