Environmental Law

Miller Thomson’s Environmental Law Group lawyers are legal planners, negotiators and advocates who speak the language of environmental consultants and corporate decision makers. Our experience with professional engineers, regulators, prosecutors and policy makers has allowed our lawyers to cultivate a thorough knowledge of government processes and regulators.

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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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Miller Thomson receives top honours in 2017 Chambers Canada guide

Thirteen Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups are named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.  The guide ranks lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, based on client feedback, peer interviews and an assessment of...

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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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Chad Eggerman comments on possible charges for Husky over Saskatchewan oil spill

Read the article in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Husky could face provincial, federal charges over July oil spill

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GFL Environmental acquires Brighton-based Ontario Soil Recycling

On July 21, 2016, GFL Environmental Inc. acquired Brighton-based Ontario Soil Recycling. (“OSR”). GFL Environmental is a fully integrated solid & liquid waste management company that has been involved in the collection and processing of waste from Ontario to British...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in Chambers Canada

Twelve Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups were ranked in the recently published first edition of the Chambers Canada Guide. The Guide ranks leading lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories across Canada, in over 40...

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Chambers Global 2015 honours for Miller Thomson

Five Miller Thomson lawyers and two practice groups have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers Global, a ranking of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. And for the first time, the firm’s offices in Saskatchewan are listed as an...

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Reuters quotes Rick Van Beselaere on large-scale farmland purchases in Saskatchewan

As investor giants eye valuable land in the Prairie provinces, local farmers and their associations are demanding stricter rules on large-scale and foreign investors. But according to Rick Van Beselaere in a Reuters exclusive, entitled “Canadian province eyes tougher rules...

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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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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized by Who’s Who Legal Canada 2013

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce that 10 of its lawyers have been recognized in Who’s Who Legal Special Report Canada 2013 in six of the publication’s researched practice areas. The firm’s ranked lawyers with comments by reviewers are: Construction Scott J....

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Tamara Farber speaks on Construction Law

Tamara Farber will be presenting at the Osgoode Certificate in Construction Law on “Top Five Issues in Five Areas of Law that Affect Construction”.

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Tammy Farber moderates the CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit

Tammy Farber moderates the session on “Technical and Legal Aspects of Soil and Groundwater Contamination” at the CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit.

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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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Bryan Buttigieg speaks on real estate disputes

Bryan Buttigieg speaks at “The Litigator’s Guide To Real Estate, Construction and Leasing Disputes”, presented by Osgoode.

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Tamara Farber is co-chairing on Managing New Environmental Quagmires – Perspectives from the Litigation, Regulatory and Transactional Contexts at the 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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Bryan Buttigieg speaks at the Ontario Bar Association’s program on “Risk Assessment for Contaminated Land: Three years after the July 1, 2011 Amendments.

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Bryan Buttigieg speaks at the Canadian Bar Association 2014 Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit on “Canadian Courts, Air Quality and Developments in the Law of Nuisance.”

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Tamera Farber speaks at CBA program, “Executing Effective Corporate Due Diligence for M&A Transactions (YLD)”

Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 | 9:00 am to 12:45 pm Location: Twenty Toronto Street Conferences and Events 20 Toronto Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto Due diligence in an M&A transaction can be a successful tool for negotiating, and an important...

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Sandra Gogal speaks at the Small Hydro Canada 2014 Western Summit

Sandra Gogal is speaking at the Small Hydro Canada 2014 Western Summit in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 17. Discussing the topic of “Consulting with Aboriginal Communities and Achieving Mutually Beneficial Arrangements,” her presentation will cover the below areas. Welcoming...

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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

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

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 Property Development

Miller Thomson hosts a complimentary breakfast seminar.  Presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups, our seminar covers: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigation Special Considerations with Gas...

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Environmental Issues in Property Development

Presented by lawyers in our Environmental and Real Estate practice groups, our seminar covers: Regulatory Framework for Dealing with Contaminated Land Environmental Considerations in Property Transactions Managing Environmental Due Diligence Investigations Special Considerations with Gas Station Properties Time: 7:30 a.m....

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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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Off-Site Contamination: A Primer for Developers and Landowners

Miller Thomson Vancouver presents a lunch seminar with NEXT Environmental.  Topics on the agenda: Requirements for Development Permits when contamination has migrated onto City of Vancouver property Regulatory requirements for flow-through contamination Contamination underlying city streets Liability for off-site contamination and...

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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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Understanding Environmental Regulations

Teresa Meadows is a co-presenter at a three day intensive environmental regulations course in Saskatchewan entitled, “Understanding Environmental Regulations.”  To view the course syllabus or to register, please click here.

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The Latest on Damages for Continuing Nuisance (Case Update: Crombie v. McColl-Frontenac – Limitations and Continuing Nuisance)

Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer, The Law Society of Upper Canada, October 2016

One of the enduring questions facing neighbours in a dispute over contamination that has crossed a property boundary, is the extent to which any tort or nuisance committed is ‘continuing’ and the impact that may have on the applicable limitation...

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Solicitors’ Negligence Case Incorporates Scary Diligence Assumptions for Real Estate Lawyers

The recent Superior Court of Justice decision Dobara Properties Limited et al. v. Arnone et al., 2016 ONSC 3599 (CanLII) (“Dobara“) has potentially alarming implications for real estate lawyers’ practice with respect to the scope of their diligence and reporting...

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BC Ministry of Environment – Proposed Amendments to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation

Following a year of consultation with various stakeholders, the British Columbia Ministry of Environment (“MOE”) has released a series of omnibus documents (the “Stage 10 Amendments”) regarding proposed updates to the BC Contaminated Sites Regulation (“CSR”). The Stage 10 Amendments...

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Can a municipal noise bylaw be suspended at an interlocutory stage? A Quebec court answered affirmatively

Coexistence of conflicting property uses due to urban development is one of the major challenges which municipalities have to deal with. Municipalities often authorize residential development or redevelopment of property near existing commercial, industrial or recreational activities, which can then...

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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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Resolving Litigation over Contaminated Land

Contaminated land disputes pose a number of complex and often multidisciplinary problems to a litigator.

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What is the Duty to Report Contamination Discovered by a Consultant or Engineer? A look at Saskatchewan’s New Approach

The Environmental Management and Protection Act, 2010 (“EMPA 2010”) came into force in Saskatchewan on June 1, 2015 in conjunction with The Saskatchewan Environmental Code (the “Code”). EMPA 2010 and the Code aim to implement a new results-based regulatory model...

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BC Supreme Court: Province Cannot Surrender Statutorily-Imposed Environmental Assessment Obligations

Overview The British Columbia Supreme Court has declared that the Province cannot effectively “contract-out” of its environmental certification obligations on proposed energy projects without breaching its duty to consult with affected Aboriginal groups. In Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia...

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Traffic Nuisance: Certification for Class Action Dismissed by Superior Court of Quebec

On June 25, 2015, the Superior Court of Quebec, in a 92 page judgment, dismissed a motion to certify a class action brought against the City of Brossard and the City of Longueuil in Quebec based on allegations of nuisance...

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Water Power: A new spin on an old concept expanding hydro-electricity in Ontario

Water Canada, January/February 2016, p. 31

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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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Western Pacific Enterprises acquired by MYR Group

Counsel to Western Pacific Enterprises

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SGS Canada acquires AXYS Analytical Services

Counsel to SGS Canada 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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Key Knife completes cross-border acquisition of Canadian power tool manufacturer

Counsel to Key Knife 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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EnviroNotes!

Read the latest issue of EnviroNotes!, authored by Miller Thomson’s Environmental Law Group.

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