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Reflet d’un paysage forestier dans un lac

Avril 2010

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Ministry of the Environment Announces Framework for Major Overhaul of Ontario’s Environmental Approvals

Bryan J. Buttigieg

In March of 2010 Ontario’s Ministry of Environment issued a document titled “Modernization of Approvals – Proposed Legislative Framework for Modernizing Environmental Approvals”. Posted on the environmental registry, the document outlines a proposal for a major overhaul of Ontario’s environmental...

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The Environmental Assessment Track – Discretion to Scope is Not Discretion to Track?

In Mining Watch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2010 SCC 2, Red Chris Development Company and BCMetals Corporation (“Red Chris”) sought to develop a copper and gold open pit mining and milling operation in north-western British Columbia. In May...

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Public Disclosure: The Ontario Securities Commission Acts to Provide Guidance to Reporting Issuers on Environmental Matters

In December, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) issued OSC Notice 51-717 announcing its intention to provide greater guidance to reporting issuers on compliance with the existing environmental disclosure requirements under National Instrument 51-102 Continuous Disclosure Obligations. In April 2009, the...

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Species at Risk – Introduction

The Species at Risk Act (“SARA”) came fully into force on June 1, 2004.  The goal of the Act is to prevent wildlife species from becoming extinct and to help species at risk recover.  SARA is intended to work with...

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News From the Ontario Ministry of Environment: Recent Prosecutions and Fines

On March 2, U.S. Steel Canada Inc. (formally Stelco) pleaded guilty to one count of having caused or permitted the discharge of black particulate into Hamilton harbour from a blast furnace, contrary to section 14(1) of the Environmental Protection Act...

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GLOBE 2010: A Recap of Sessions

Charles W. Bois, Bryan J. Buttigieg, Tamara Farber, Sarah D. Hansen, John R. Tidball

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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