John R. Tidball

Partner | Vaughan, Markham

905.532.6614

Portrait of John R.  Tidball

John is a Specialist in Environmental Law, certified by the Law Society of Ontario.  He has expertise in matters relating to regulatory compliance and approvals, waste management and contaminated property.  He provides environmental law advice and counsel to a wide range of clients in the private and public sectors, where his understanding of government and working relationships with regulators proves invaluable.  He is knowledgeable in a number of technical areas, and is frequently called upon to review complex environmental reports.  He also advises buyers, sellers and lenders on the environmental aspects of commercial and real estate transactions.

Environmental Regulatory: compliance with environmental laws and regulations, environmental assessment, environmental approvals and interactions with government regulators, (particularly the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and Environment and Climate Change Canada),

Administrative Tribunals:  represents clients in proceedings before a variety of administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board and review panels under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

Environmental Litigation: represents clients before the courts in the defence of environmental prosecutions; provides litigation support in environmental civil actions

Mergers and Acquisitions:  advises buyers, sellers and lenders on the environmental aspects of a wide range of commercial and real estate transactions, particularly in relation to contaminated property and in transactions in the waste management and resource recovery sectors

Freedom of Information:  advises on access requests under freedom of information legislation, both provincial and municipal

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Getting the Deal Through – Agribusiness 2017 now available

The 2017 edition of Getting the Deal Through – Agribusiness (Law Business Research) is now available. This comprehensive guide covers the latest developments and trends, providing expert analysis and insight into agricultural laws and regulations worldwide, in a simple-to-read Q&A...

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Eleventh edition of Sale of a Business published

The 11th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, has now been released. One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Lexpert recognizes seven Miller Thomson lawyers as leading energy lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to share that seven of its lawyers have been recognized as leading lawyers in the 2015 Lexpert Special Edition – Energy. Published annually, the guide identifies Canada’s top energy lawyers on the basis of extensive peer...

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Tenth edition of Sale of a Business published

The 10th edition of Sale of a Business by Jennifer Babe, a partner in the Banking and Financial Services Group in Miller Thomson’s Toronto office, is now in print.  One of Canada’s leading commercial law practitioners, Babe has authored this...

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Lexpert names Canada’s Leading Energy lawyers

Five Miller Thomson lawyers have been selected for inclusion in Lexpert’s 2014 edition, Canada’s Leading Energy Lawyers. Published in the November issue of The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business magazine, the following of the firm’s lawyers are included in...

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Who’s Who Legal recognizes 14 Miller Thomson lawyers

Who’s Who Legal has identified 14 Miller Thomson lawyers as leading practitioners in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Legal: Canada. According to Who’s Who, the lawyers were chosen “based on comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private...

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Chambers Global 2014 honours for Miller Thomson

Eight Miller Thomson lawyers and two practice groups have been recognized in the 2014 edition of Chambers Global, a ranking of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers & Partners researches legal markets each year, identifying the leading firms...

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John Tidball speaks on Environmental Law

John Tidball presents “Key Developments in Waste Law” at the 2017 OBA Institute.

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Agribusiness lawyers host Legal & Regulatory Review forum

Wendy Baker, Sarah Hansen, and John Tidball host the “Annual Legal and Regulatory Review” session at the Agri-Energy and Waste Management Forum in Abbotsford.

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John Tidball speaks at the Federated Press’ 6th Environmental Deal-Breakers in Real Estate and Business Transactions Conference on the topic, “So You’ve Bought Dirty Property: Dealing with Liability and Tips for Redevelopment.”

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John Tidball speaks on current Canadian markets and incentives for solar energy development at Photovoltaik – Emerging Markets conference.

Photovoltaik – Emerging Markets is organized by European law firms Beiten Burkhardt and Wolf Theiss.

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John Tidball speaks on “Highlighting Current Government Regulations Impacting EFW” at the Canadian Institute Conference on Waste-Based Energy in Toronto on November 23.

The Canadian Institute Presents: Waste-Based Energy Monday, November 23 – Tuesday, November 24 InterContinental Hotel Toronto Monday, November 23, 10:00 am – Highlighting the Current Government Regulations Impacting EFW Projects John Tidball Certified Specialist (Environmental Law) Miller Thomson LLP Amendments...

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John Tidball will be speaking at the Waste-Based Energy conference in Toronto on Dec. 3rd, 2008

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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Vaughan

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception, on September 27, 2017. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law and Construction Law Groups, our presentation will cover environmental...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill A...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary seminar presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups. Topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Dealing with Excess Fill Time:...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

This seminar’s topics include: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Dilligence Investigations Special Considerations with Gas Station Properties Dealing with Excess Fill

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

This seminar covers the following topics: Regulatory Framework in Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Dilligence Investigations Dealing with Excess Fill

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Environmental Issues in Agriculture

Miller Thomson presents “Environmental Issues in Agriculture.” This seminar covers: Manure Law: Regulatory Control over Nutrient Management Provincial governments across Canada have enacted regulatory schemes to control the storage and management of manures and other nutrients, in an attempt to...

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Updates in Environmental Law

Miller Thomson’s CPD series continues in 2013 with our high-quality Continuing Professional Development series of breakfast meetings/webcasts open to all corporate counsel. Led by legal and industry experts, and accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada, the programs offer...

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Aaron Atcheson, Tony Crossman and John Tidball present a seminar on environmental and cleantech developments, in Toronto on November 26.

A Complimentary Miller Thomson Breakfast Seminar on Environmental and Cleantech Developments Thursday, November 26, 2009 Miller Thomson Scotia Plaza 40 King Street West, Suite 5800 Toronto 7:45 am – 8:15 am – Registration and Breakfast 8:15 am – 10:00 am...

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Miller Thomson is hosting a seminar on “Understanding Aboriginal & Environmental Issues in Project Development” on Nov. 26 in Waterloo

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No Fault Orders and the Potential Liability of Realtors

The potential liability of a real estate brokerage for the cleanup of contamination at one of its listed properties has demonstrated, once again, the challenges faced by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (“MOECC”) in exercising judgement...

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Annual Legal and Regulatory Review

Agri-Energy and Waste Management Forum, Pacific Agriculture Tradeshow

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Manure Law: Nutrient Management Regulation in Canada

Miller Thomson seminar: Environmental Issues in Agriculture

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Castonguay Decision: when in doubt, report

On October 17, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Castonguay Blasting Ltd. v. Ontario (Environment).  Miller Thomson’s Bruce McMeekin and Andrea Farkouh represented Castonguay before the Supreme Court. The decision confirms the extraordinary scope of the...

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More Changes to Federal Environmental Law Landscape in Second Omnibus Bill

On October 18, the Federal Government introduced a second Omnibus Bill to implement measures introduced in the March budget.  The Jobs and Growth Act, 2012 (Bill C-45) would re-write the Navigable Waters Protection Act, further amend the Fisheries Act and the...

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Environmental Approvals Reform in Ontario

In the April 2010 issue of EnviroNotes we reported on a proposal by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to fundamentally reform the environmental approvals process in Ontario.  The reforms were included in Bill 68, the Open for Business Act,...

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Canada Plans New Emission Rules for Heavy Trucks

Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced on May 21 that Canada will impose new emission standards on heavy trucks under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.  In Canada, the transportation sector accounts for about 25 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions...

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Bill C-9 Changes Federal Environmental Assessment Regime

Bill C-9, the omnibus budget bill, includes provisions to amend numerous federal statutes including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA).  Enacted in 1992, CEAA requires environmental assessment (EA) of projects or activities which may cause significant adverse environmental effects.  The...

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GLOBE 2010: A Recap of Sessions

The GLOBE Foundation is a Vancouver-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding practical business-oriented solutions to environmental problems.  GLOBE 2010 brought about 10,000 people to post-Olympic Vancouver to talk about the business of the environment. A number of Miller Thomson’s environmental...

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Environmental Law

Business Laws of Canada, West (a Thomson Reuters business)

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GFL Environmental acquires the Canadian operations of Accuworx

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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GFL Environmental acquires Saskatchewan-based Regens Group

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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GFL Environmental purchases Alberta-based waste collection and organics processing business

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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GFL Environmental acquires waste management division of Canadian Equipment Rentals Corp.

Environmental counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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GFL Environmental completes B.C. organics acquisition

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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GFL Environmental acquires Ontario Soil Recycling-Brighton

Counsel to Ontario Soil Recycling-Brighton

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GFL Environmental acquires Envirotec Services

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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GFL Environmental completes $800 million purchase of Matrec solid waste division from TransForce

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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GFL Environmental completes purchase of Anchor Shoring Group

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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