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Court of Appeal finds an adverse effect without significant harm to the natural environment
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • April 2 2012

On March 16, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision to dismiss Castonguay's appeal in Ontario (Environment) v. Castonguay Blasting Ltd. In 2007, while blasting at a highway construction site in Marmora, Ontario, Castonguay sent rock debris flying through the air


Proposed amendments to air quality regulations
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 30 2009

On June 10, 2009, the MOE proposed amendments to O. Reg. 41905 (Air Pollution Local Air Quality), the local air quality regulation under the Environmental Protection Act


Environment Canada releases sustainability report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • June 29 2010

Environment Canada recently released a federal sustainable development strategy titled Planning for a Sustainable Future, which focuses on climate change and air quality, among other areas


Integrated plan for oil sands monitoring released
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 6 2011

The federal government recently released an integrated monitoring plan for the Alberta oil sands region


Government amends the environmental assessment regime
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • September 30 2010

In July 2010, the Canadian government amended the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to streamline the federal environmental assessment process and to provide new authority for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency), which now assumes responsibility for all comprehensive studies (except for projects regulated by the National Energy Board and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission


Environmental commissioner tables 2012 report
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • March 11 2013

On February 6, 2013, the 2012 Fall Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development was tabled in Parliament. The report


Court finds plaintiffs caused their own misfortunes regardless of prior owner’s potential negligence
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 3 2012

On November 21, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) reaffirmed that for a plaintiff to receive damages from a negligence claim, the defendant’s negligence must have actually caused the plaintiff’s loss


Proposal to add certain electricity generators, cooling equipment and dust collection systems to the EASR
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

As reported in Torys' October 2011 EH&S Bulletin, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) established the Environmental Activity and Sector Registry (EASR), an


Amendments to Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

On December 5, 2012, amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations came into force. The amendments, among other things, introduce the


Proposed management framework for forfeited corporate property
  • Torys LLP
  • Canada
  • December 21 2012

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MOI) has proposed a new management framework for forfeited corporate property. The goals of this framework are to (i