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Law Society tells lawyers: stop snitching

Canada - December 11 2014 Let’s say you’re retained by a nice young couple whose home has been impacted by a spill at the gas station next door. Is it unethical to send a…

Ontario asks for public input on making the transition to a low-carbon economy

Canada - February 27 2015 A discussion paper recently issued by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change leaves no doubt that the Ontario government is taking…

Supreme Court won’t hear Kyoto challenge

Canada - May 10 2010 On March 25, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Friends of the Earth v. Canada.

Cancun climate conference results in progress but no successor to Kyoto

Global - December 31 2010 The global climate change talks in Cancun wrapped up on December 11, 2010 without an agreement to extend or replace the Kyoto Protocol, but with somewhat vague commitments to transfer money and technology to the developing world.

E-waste obligations take effect in Ontario

Canada - March 31 2009 Ontario’s Minister of the Environment approved the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment ("WEEE") Program Plan on July 9, 2008.

Harry Dahme, David Estrin, Mark Madras, Jennifer Mesquita, Laura Zizzo