Christie A. McLeod

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SCC upholds validity of federal government’s carbon pricing system

On March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision in the Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, upholding the constitutionality of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (“GGPPA”). In a 6-3 split decision, the majority...

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New triggers requiring site disclosure statements: BC rolls out a new contaminated sites regime

Last month, amendments to British Columbia’s Environmental Management Act (“EMA”) and Contaminated Sites Regulation (“CSR”) came into force, altering how contaminated sites are identified in BC. When a site is classified as contaminated, it alerts the Ministry of Environment and Climate...

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Appeal launched against Federal Court’s dismissal of youth climate change lawsuit

The Federal Court’s recent dismissal of a climate change lawsuit brought by a group of 15 Canadian youths has been appealed to the Federal Court of Appeal. In La Rose v Canada,[1]the Plaintiffs claimed against Her Majesty the Queen in...

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Supreme Court of Canada to consider dichotomy between policy and operational decisions in negligence claims

The Supreme Court of Canada has recently granted leave to appeal the decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal in Marchi v Nelson (City of), 2020 BCCA 1.  The key question on appeal is whether certain acts or omissions on...

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