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Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act guidance released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • October 14 2011

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently released the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Administrative Guide (Guide) together with a series of supporting technical bulletins


Ontario introduces water opportunities bill
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The Ontario government has introduced Bill 72, the Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010


Ministries developing new rules for offshore wind projects
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is now considering comments received on its proposed approach to permit offshore wind projects seeking a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) under Ontario's Environmental Protection Act


Supreme Court rules on federal environmental assessment and treaty rights
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

On May 14, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in the case of Quebec (Attorney General) v. Moses, which involved a planned mining project in an area governed by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. Local Cree and Inuit communities, the province of Quebec and the federal government entered into this agreement in 1975 to provide a governance framework for economic development, social development and natural resource management in the James Bay region of Quebec


Renewable Energy Approval fees published
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2011

The MOE recently published the list of fees that it will be charging, as of March 15, 2011, for all Renewable Energy Approval (REA) applications


Ontario Energy Board publishes the sixth edition of Environmental Guidelines regarding hydrocarbon pipelines and facilities
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • January 31 2011

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) published the sixth edition of Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario (Guidelines


First Renewable Energy Approval issued; one approval appealed
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • November 30 2010

On November 12, 2010, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued the first three Renewable Energy Approvals (REAs) under Ontario's new approval regime for renewable energy projects


Birds and bird habitat guidelines amended
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2012

The MOE recently decided to proceed with certain changes to Birds and Bird Habitats: Guidelines for Wind Power Projects (2010) (Guidelines


National Energy Board launches Action Plan
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

The National Energy Board (NEB) has announced that it will be launching an Action Plan on Safety and Environmental Protection


REA guidance released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • August 11 2011

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) recently published new guidance for proponents preparing a REA application