Canadian environmental law News

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental ...

  • What ever happened to Canadian environmental law?

    Three writers from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School* have prepared a thought provoking examination of Canadian environmental law to explain why they believe Canada has become a laggard in both legal reform and environmental performance. The authors, Associate Professor Stepan Wood, Law Student Georgia Tanner and Professor Benjamin J. Richardson, compare recent developments in Canadian ...


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  • Canadian to head commission for environmental cooperation

    Environment Minister Jim Prentice has announced the appointment of Mr. Evan Lloyd as the fifth executive director of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Secretariat. 'Mr. Lloyd brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be important to carrying out the CEC's vision to renew, revitalize and refocus the organization,'  said Prentice. 'This includes bringing ...


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  • Canadian environmental assessment act review report

    On March 13, 2012, the federal Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development released its Report in the statutory review of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA). This Report recommends a variety of meaningful changes to the CEAA that would have significant implications for resource developers in Canada. Given the federal government's express ...


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  • Environmental Law Update – Week of May 2, 2011

    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) invites the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the proposed Harper Creek Mine Project in British Columbia (BC). The Agency is seeking comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment to ensure that these issues are identified for consideration in the environmental assessment. The Agency ...


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  • Do US environmental laws now apply in Canada?

    The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition filed by Canadian mining giant Teck Cominco Metals which followed a series of decisions from lower courts that consistently ruled against the company. In rejecting Teck's request for review, the Court let stand the federal appeals court decision that the Canadian company must comply with U.S. laws that ...


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  • CSR in the mining sector - an environmental law perspective on Bill C-300

    Bill C-300 is the federal Bill that seeks to establish prescriptive CSR (corporate social responsibility) guidelines that would be binding on Canadian mining companies operating in developing ...

  • CSR in the mining sector - an environmental law perspective on bill C-300

    With Parliament back in session, Bill C-300 is back in Committee hearings before being returned to the House of Commons for third reading. Unlike Government Bills, which ceased to exist when the Government prorogued Parliament in December, Bill C-300 survived because it was a Private Members" Bill.   Bill C-300 is the federal Bill that seeks to establish prescriptive CSR (corporate ...


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  • EU trade treaty needs revision, says environmental law association

    The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is calling for dramatic improvements in the Canadian and European-Union trade agreement currently in its final stages of negotiation. The Association has published a report about the negative environmental effects that could result from the agreement if enacted in its present form. The Canadian and European-Union Comprehensive Economic and ...


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  • Canadians warned About Chevron`s Machinations, Says environmental group

    The internationally-respected Canadian and Brazilian courts can "put an end to Chevron's rope-a-dope strategy" to evade accountability for the widespread human suffering it caused in the Ecuadorian rainforest by illegally discharging billions of gallons of toxic waste, a worldwide environmental group said today in a ...

  • Failing Grade: New Federal Approach to Environmental Assessment Leaves Canadians at Risk and Without a Voice

    A report card issued today by a team of environmental lawyers gives a failing grade to the federal government's new approach to environmental assessment. The report card measures the final content of Bill C-38 - the omnibus Budget Bill passed Monday by the House of Commons - against a checklist of principles endorsed earlier this year by over 55 Canadian organisations coast to coast representing ...


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  • Canadian Solar Achieves ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standards and REACH Certification

    Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (Nasdaq: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, has been certified by the two industry standards ISO 14001 and REACH (registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemicals). The basis for complying with the international ISO standard is the introduction of an environmental management system to administrate ...


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  • Citizens Groups Nationwide Tell the Federal Government To Save Canada`s Environmental Laws

    On the eve of the federal budget, groups representing tens of thousands of Canadians are urging the federal government to stop its plan to weaken long-standing environmental laws that keep communities safe from toxic chemicals and safeguard our air, water, land and species. Groups speaking out to support effective federal environmental laws include the Canadian Association of Physicians for the ...


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  • West Coast Environmental Law Reacts to Prime Minister`s Statements About Potential

    Jessica Clogg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel at West Coast Environmental Law, made the following comments in response to reported statements of the Prime Minister regarding the potential "hijacking" of regulatory processes like the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines hearings by foreign interests "Thousands of ordinary Canadians have signed up to participate in the ...

  • Canadian electric utilities striving for sustainability

    The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) has released its 2013 Sustainable Electricity™ Annual Report, outlining the progress CEA Corporate Utility Members have made toward sustainability throughout the last year. CEA's mandatory, industry-wide Sustainable Electricity program was ...


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  • The new environmentalism

    Private innovation is the wellspring of progress on environmental matters. Where once environmental policy inherently mistrusted markets and punishment was pursued more vigorously than progress, today wealth creation, appropriately harnessed, is the main engine of environmental progress. This is the new environmentalism. At first glance one might attribute comments such as these to a ...


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  • Foreign Funding Poll: British Columbians Worried About Foreign Investment in Canadian Resources, Not Philanthropic Support for Environmental Groups

    A poll released today by BC environmental groups shows that almost 75 percent of British Columbians are worried about foreign investment in Canadian natural resources. The poll results show that only a small minority of British Columbians (15%) are concerned about charitable funding provided by US philanthropic foundations to Canadian environmental groups. The vast majority of British Columbians ...

  • New report – a green economy for Canada: consulting with canadians

    The Canadian Institute for Environmental Law and Policy (CIELAP) has issued a new report outlining perspectives of thought leaders across Canada on what a Green Economy could mean for Canada in the lead-up to the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Recommendations are provided in preparing for the Summit, including a call for Federal leadership in adopting principles and practices ...


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  • Canadian smelter must clean up US pollution

    A panel of US Supreme Court justices has denied a petition for judicial review filed by Canadian mining giant Teck Cominco Metals following a series of decisions from lower courts that ruled against the company in a pollution case brought by a U.S. sovereign tribe. In rejecting Teck's request for review, the Supreme Court let stand the federal appeals court decision that the Canadian company must ...

  • Canadian Smelter Town Residents Not Warned of Health Risks

    Untitled Document FREDERICTON, New Brunswick, Canada , June 16, 2006 (ENS) - Residents of a New Brunswick village that hosts one of Canada's two lead smelters have not ...

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