Luc Gratton

Associé | Montréal

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Municipal regulation of noise caused by a long-established automobile racetrack

The Quebec Court of Appeal has recently rendered an important decision in the fields of environmental and municipal law, in the context of an important legal battle pitting a group of residents living in one of Quebec’s most renowned cottage...

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Record Seizure of an Ozone-Depleting Substance

On March 7, 2011, Environment Canada announced in a press release that it had made a record seizure of approximately 120,000 kg of an illegally imported substance worth over 1 million dollars. The substance in question is a strictly regulated gas known...

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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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Project Bill 42 : Quebec could be the first jurisdiction in North America to enforce a cap-and-trade approach to reduce greenhouse gases

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St. Lawrence Cement Inc. v. Barrette: A Case Comment

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The Quebec Court of Appeal Authorizes A Class Action Against CP

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Duty To Consult and Accommodate Aboriginal Peoples Before Their Aboriginal Rights are Determined

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