On March 25 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision declining to grant leave to hear Friends of the Earth Canada’s (“FOE Canada”) application to hold the federal government accountable for failing to implement the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act (passed back in June of 2007).

FOE Canada was seeking leave to appeal the Federal Court of Appeals decision of October 15, 2009 which upheld the Federal Trial Courts decision to dismiss FOE Canada’s application for judicial review of the federal governments alleged failure to act on or implement certain requirements under The Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act. No reasons were given in the Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the leave to appeal application, filed on December 15, 2009, but costs were awarded as against Friends of the Earth.

For more background on Friends of the Earth and the Court Actions taken by them against the Government of Canada with respect to the Kyoto Protocol Implementation Act please see: