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Forest landscape by a lake being reflected off the water

February 20, 2018

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

Tamara Farber

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

Grant D. Sprague

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

Grant D. Sprague

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?

Chad Eggerman, Grant D. Sprague

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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