Aaron Atcheson, an energy lawyer at Miller Thomson’s
Toronto office, is quoted in a Globe and Mail article on a crucial ruling from
the World Trade Organization, expected as early as this week, that could force
a dramatic rethink of Ontario’s green energy policies.
Atcheson said a WTO ruling against Ontario
could have far reaching ramifications in other jurisdictions that have similar
local content rules, including Quebec.
“Quebec has been doing this for far longer
in a somewhat different form,” Mr. Atcheson said. “They have got some great
economic benefits out of it, in the wind sector in particular.” A ruling
against Ontario could mean
similar challenges against Quebec’s policy down the road, he said.
Read the full article: WTO ruling may pull the plug
on Ontario’s green energy rules