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Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act guidance released

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.

David P. Chernos, Tyson Dyck, Michael J. Fortier, Dennis E. Mahony

Court affirms decision to order “innocent” landowner to remediate its property

Canada, USA - July 3 2012 The Ontario Divisional Court recently upheld the Environmental Review Tribunal’s decision, which in turn upheld an order that required the City of Kawartha Lakes to remediate the contamination on its land resulting from a heating oil spill on a neighbouring property.

David P. Chernos, Tyson Dyck, Michael J. Fortier, Jeff Gracer, Dennis Mahony

Court overturns $36 million award in Smith v. Inco Limited

Canada - October 14 2011 On October 7, 2011, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the appeal in Smith v. Inco Limited and, in so doing, overturned the July 2010 Ontario Superior Court’s trial decision, which had awarded $36 million in damages to certain property owners in Port Colborne, Ontario.

David P. Chernos, Tyson Dyck, Michael J. Fortier, Dennis E. Mahony

Supreme Court denies leave to appeal in Smith v. Inco

Canada - April 26 2012 On April 26, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in the Smith v. Inco class action proceeding.

David P. Chernos, Tyson Dyck, Michael J. Fortier, Dennis E. Mahony

Canada Labour Code prosecution

Canada - April 30 2009 On March 27, 2009, Bell Canada received the reportedly largest fine, $280,000, ever given to a federally regulated company for convictions of health and safety provisions under the Canada Labour Code.

David P. Chernos, Tyson Dyck, Michael J. Fortier, Jeff Gracer, Dennis E. Mahony