Aaron Atcheson

Associé | London

519.931.3526

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Are you interested in decreasing the expense side of the balance sheet?: Ontario assessment appeal deadline extended to May 29, 2020

The Ontario deadline to file assessment appeals under the Assessment Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. A.31. has been extended to May 29, 2020.  You might be asking: Why should I care?  That question is answered below. We all know that property...

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Penalty Creep: What is going on with Environmental Fines Across Canada?

In July of this year, a fine of $2.7 million was levied against Kirby Offshore Marine Operating LLC following its guilty plea for violations of the Fisheries Act involving a spill of diesel fuel and lubricants near Edge Reef in...

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Deductibility Changes for Clean Energy Equipment

The Canadian renewable and conservation expenses (“CRCE”) regime was introduced in March of 1996 to make clean energy projects (e.g. wind, solar, hydro) more attractive to industry. Under this regime, expenses incurred for specified development work in the clean energy...

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Regulating Real Estate Brokerages, Brokers and Salespersons in Ontario

The Government of Ontario announced a proposal on January 31, 2019, to review and modernize the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (the “Act”). The Act governs real estate brokerages, brokers and salespersons (collectively, “Registrants”), setting the rules for...

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Termination Provisions in Power Purchase Agreements: How will Ontario Impact Saskatchewan and Alberta

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) provide for the purchase of electricity, usually by a utility or corporation, from an independent power producer (IPP). How will recent cancellations of PPAs in Ontario impact future PPAs anticipated in Saskatchewan and Alberta? On July...

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Fueling the Future of Electric Vehicles in Ontario: Ensuring the Reliability of Ontario’s Grid and Energy Infrastructure

Most Ontarians today drive gas or diesel powered vehicles. However, this could soon change as the use of electric vehicles grows. Our reliance on gas and diesel vehicles has contributed to the transportation sector being one of the largest producers...

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Aaron Atcheson is quoted in a Canadian Lawyer article on a lawyer’s responsibility to flag potential site contaminations in a real estate deal

Canadian Lawyer, "Managing contamination in a sale", 20-21

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“Green” Changes Announced for Ontario Building Code

On July 14, 2017, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs announced the replacement of the Ontario Building Code, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are being made to include new requirements supporting the government’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) of June...

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« Green » Changes Announced for Ontario Building Code

On July 14, 2017, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs announced the replacement of the Ontario Building Code, effective January 1, 2019. The changes are being made to include new requirements supporting the government’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) of June...

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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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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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Ontario’s GHG Emissions Cap and Trade System: Program Announced with Details to Follow

In December 2009, the Ontario legislature passed the Environmental Protection Amendment Act (Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading), 2009, providing the legislative framework needed for a cap and trade system, and regulations were prepared to fill out these requirements.  The Province had...

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Seeing Red Tape

Water Canada, May/June 2014

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Turtles One, Turbines Zero

The Ostrander Decision The slowest doesn’t always finish last. At least that was one lesson learned in July 2013 when the Environmental Review Tribunal (“Tribunal”) delivered an unprecedented decision in Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County v. Director, Ministry of...

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Make Hay While the Sun Shines

HazMat Management Magazine, Summer 2013

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The Ins and Outs of IP

WaterCanada, March/April 2012, 26-28

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Lasting a Lifetime: The ABCs of water infrastructure warranties

WaterCanada, November/December 2011

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Uncertainty in Renewables

HazMat Magazine

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Action-Packed Week for Renewable Energy

Following up on the recent decision in Erickson as detailed in my partner Tamara Farber’s article, the first week of August 2011 was notable in the development of the renewable energy landscape in Ontario. However, industry views everything through the...

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More from the Rooftop

An earlier edition of Leasing Times highlighted the opportunity for some landlords to lease unused roof space for solar power generation, especially in Ontario under the Green Energy Act. As this market has matured over the past two years, developers...

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Aaron Atcheson comments on the growth of clean-tech in law practices in the Law Times article « Green Energy a Growing Area of Practice »

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Offshore Wind and the Canadian Market: Push and Pull in the New Economy

North American Clean Energy

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Ontario Tilting at Windmills as Province Alters Course Midway

Law Times

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Winds of Change – Part 1

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Ontario Snapshot

Miller Thomson Climate Change Newsletter

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To Test or Not to Test

Leasing Times

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To Test or Not to Test…

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Recent Developments of Importance in Environmental Law

The 2010 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

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Ontario’s New Feed-In Tariff – Provincial Content Requirements

GTMA Vantage

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Ontario’s New Green Energy Act

CleanTech Canada

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Ontario’s New Green Energy Act

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Ontario’s New Green Energy Act

American Lawyer/Lexpert Leading 500 Lawyers Directory

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Winds of Change – Part 2

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