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Environmental Enforcement Act provisions come into force

Canada - August 8 2012 On June 22, 2012, the penalty provisions in sections 72-80, 87 and 88 of the Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA) came into force.

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

Ontario amends Renewable Energy Approval regulations

Canada - August 8 2012 On July 1, 2012, amendments to O. Reg. 359/09 − the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) regulation − came into force.

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

New Environmental Assessment Act comes into force

Canada - August 8 2012 On July 6, 2012, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (Act) came into force, replacing the former Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

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

Federal Court rules that Canada can withdraw from Kyoto Protocol

Canada - August 8 2012 On July 17, 2012, the Federal Court in Turp v. Canada dismissed an application for judicial review of Canada’s decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol.

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

Metron Construction fined for criminal negligence causing death

Canada - August 8 2012 On July 13, 2012, Metron Construction (Metron) pled guilty to one charge of criminal negligence under the Criminal Code and was fined $200,000 for the deaths of four of its workers, who died in December 2009 when the suspended work platform they were using collapsed.

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