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BC government proposes new Water Sustainability Act

Canada - April 3 2014 In an effort to modernize BC's 100 year old Water Act, the BC government has introduced into the Legislature the new Water Sustainability Act…

The new Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations under the federal Fisheries Act

Canada - October 21 2013 Each year, Canadian waters receive billions of litres of untreated wastewater. After a number of high profile prosecutions of a number of…

Environmental law recent developments of importance

Canada - January 7 2013 Some say that environmental law in Canada is in a constant state of flux, as laws change to take into account emerging issues (like climate change…

BC company fined for offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act

Canada - October 17 2012 On September 11th, 2012, J & A Health Food International Ltd., based in Richmond, BC, received penalties totalling $45,000 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA).

Amanda Baron, Daniel L. Kiselbach

Bill C-38 amendments to the Fisheries Act: a new environmental era in Canada?

Canada - September 13 2012 This material was prepared for the Special Session of the Environmental Managers Association of BC on changes to the Fisheries Act and Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, as implemented by Bill C-38.

Daniel L. Kiselbach