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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Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw named 2018 Zenith Award winners

Miller Thomson Partners Sarah Hansen, Troy McEachren and Kristina Shaw are recipients of the 2018 Lexpert Zenith Awards celebrating Mid-Career Excellence. The Zenith Awards recognize lawyers across the country who excel in their area of law and in social responsibility....

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Miller Thomson advises winners of top GTA real estate award

On March 22, 2018, NAIOP Greater Toronto announced the winners of the 2017 REX Awards at a gala celebration. NAIOP is the pre-eminent Commercial Real Estate Industry/Development Association in North America. The REX Awards celebrate the achievements of the office, industrial, retail...

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018

Miller Thomson earned a top Band 1 ranking for two practice areas in the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded for “its novel and innovative approach to complex matters arising within the charitable and non-profit market,”...

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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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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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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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Sarah Hansen speaks on Indigenous Laws & the Future of Environmental Assessments

Sarah Hansen is a speaker at the CBA (BC Branch) Environmental Law & Aboriginal Law-Vancouver Joint Section Meeting. The discussion will focus on experiences, perspectives, and lessons learned on indigenous-led independent environmental assessment processes.

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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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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Montreal

Le développement de tout projet d’envergure peut générer de nombreux enjeux en matière environnementale que ce soit au niveau de l’obtention des permis requis, de l’acceptabilité sociale, de la gestion des risques dans les contrats d’approvisionnement ou du financement. Le...

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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations: Edmonton

Miller Thomson’s Environmental Law Group is joined by external industry experts to present a complimentary seminar on environmental and regulatory processes, and permitting and contract procurement. Please contact us at edmontonevents@millerthomson.com for more information or to register. Topic 1: Review of Environmental and...

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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Saskatoon

Miller Thomson’s Environmental Law Group is joined by external industry experts to present a complimentary seminar on environmental and regulatory processes, and permitting and contract procurement. Please contact us at saskatchewanevents@millerthomson.com for more information or to register. Topic 1: Review of...

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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Vancouver

Miller Thomson’s Environmental Law Group is joined by external industry experts to present a complimentary seminar on environmental and regulatory processes, and permitting and contract procurement. Please contact us at mt_vancouver@millerthomson.com for more information or to register.   Introduction by Keynote Speaker...

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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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Ontario to Regulate Excess Soil

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has taken the next step towards a brand new regulatory regime that will dramatically affect the construction and real estate sectors. The Ministry has posted for comment a draft On-site and Excess...

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The Consequences of Off-Site Annoyances – Beauregard v. Groupe CRH Canada –

Controlling annoyances is a major consideration in worksite management. While issues like noise, dust, and vibration are of concern to any large-scale project and often trigger debates that end up in front of the courts, the recent Superior Court decision...

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The Duty to Defend Triggered Notwithstanding Environmental and Pollution Exclusion Clauses

In West Van Holdings Ltd. v. Economical Mutual Insurance Co., 2017 BCSC 2397, the insureds, West Van Holdings Ltd. and West Van Lions Gate Cleaners Ltd. (the “Insureds”) brought an action against Economical Mutual Insurance Company and Intact Insurance Company...

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Indigenous Laws and Perspectives in Environmental Assessments

Environmental Law & Aboriginal Law-Vancouver Joint Section Meeting, CBA (BC Branch)

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Securing Water Rights: Analyzing the Water Act, Case Law and Lessons for Lenders in Alberta

Water rights vary from province to province; in Alberta water rights are primarily covered by the Water Act (the “Act”).[1] Under the Act, there are three primary ways that an agricultural business may divert water: Water License Exempted Agriculture User...

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Environmental Liability of Commercial Landlords: Limited Landlord Liability for Acts/Omissions of its Tenants

A case review of Sorbam v Litwack 2017 ONSC 706 (CanLII), aff’d 2017 ONCA 850 Synopsis The case involves a somewhat typical contaminated land dispute between neighbouring commercial property owners. The plaintiff conducted investigations on its property in support of...

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New Renewable Electricity Procurement in Alberta

The Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks, Shannon Phillips, announced two new rounds of Renewable Electricity Procurement (REP) at the recent Alberta Saskatchewan Renewable Energy Financing Summit conference. REP 2 looks to acquire up to 300 MW of renewable electricity generation...

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Federal Government Introduces New Legislation on Environmental Assessment, Energy Regulation, Navigation of Water and Fisheries

On February 6, 2018, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-68, its promised amendments to the Fisheries Act. On February 8, 2018, the Federal Government introduced Bill C-69 which substantially changes the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEEA), the National Energy Board...

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What’s Happening?

On February 5 and 6, 2018, lawyers from Miller Thomson’s Regina, Saskatoon, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton offices attended the Renewable Energy Summit in Calgary. Chad Eggerman and Grant Sprague presented on the next steps in the renewable energy procurements in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Grant...

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Projet de Règlement sur la procédure d’évaluation et d’examen des impacts sur l’environnement de certains projets : changements proposés

(Available in French only) Le 13 décembre 2017, le Gouvernement du Québec publiait le Projet de règlement sur la Procédure d’évaluation et d’examen des impacts sur l’environnement de certains projets (le « Projet de règlement »). Ce projet de règlement s’inscrit dans l’importante refonte...

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Crown Holdings completes acquisition of Signode Industrial Group Holdings

Canadian counsel to Crown Holdings, Inc.

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Sunlife and Bentall Kennedy in joint venture to develop premier rental location in Toronto’s Parkdale neigbourhood

Counsel to Sun Life Investment Management and Bentall Kennedy

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GFL Environmental acquires Smithrite Disposal and Carney’s Waste Systems

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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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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France-based private equity firm Ardian acquires Dynamic Technologies

Counsel to Ardian

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Novexco acquires Chestwood Stationery

Counsel to Novexco Inc.

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Creative Planogram Company acquired by SRP Companies

Counsel to Creative Planogram Company

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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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EnviroNotes!

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

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