John R. Tidball

Partner | Vaughan, Markham

905.532.6614

Portrait of John R.  Tidball

John Tidball 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.

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2019

Miller Thomson earned a top “Band 1” ranking for two practice areas in the 2019 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded as being “leaders in the charitable sector,” and praised for their ability  to “help find solutions in complex situations.” Our Agribusiness group...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

In the just released 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, 144 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country have been recognized for their expertise in 47 areas of law. This includes 6 lawyers who were awarded “Lawyer of the Year” in...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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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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Tamara Farber and John Tidball present at The Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer 2018

Tamara Farber and John Tidball are presenters at the Law Society of Ontario’s “The Six-Minute Environmental Lawyer 2018”.

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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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Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Vancouver

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar on October 10, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment (Bill C-69) and a selection of...

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Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Regina

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on October 4, 2018 Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment...

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Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Calgary

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on October 2, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment...

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Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Edmonton

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary breakfast seminar on October 2, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment (Bill C-69) and...

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Impact Assessment: Changes & Implications for Major Projects – Toronto

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception on September 25, 2018. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law group, our panel discussion will focus on Canada’s proposed impact assessment...

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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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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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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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GFL Environmental acquires Deep Foundations

Counsel to GFL Environmental Inc.

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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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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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