PFOS Still Detected and Update on Litigation over Plastics Ban

Posted by on May 9, 2023 in Blog | 0 comments

Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) said that perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) is still leaching from the Hamilton International Airport Property above the threshold numbers.  PFOS is one of the thousands of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have been found around the world that pose potential harm to human health and environment. PFOS at Hamilton Airport Health Canada states that the maximum acceptable concentration for PFOS...

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Plastic Ban Schedule and Legal Challenges and PFAS Developments

Posted by on Aug 30, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

In our past blogs, we have shared news regarding the effort to ban certain plastics.  This restriction on plastics in Canada was made official and announced in a June 20, 2022, News Release. A group of manufacturing companies is seeking to overturn this ban.  According to an article in Plastics News, “A coalition of plastics companies has sued to block Canada’s ban on six single-use plastic products, challenging Ottawa’s decision to declare them ‘toxic’ and...

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Plastics Ban, Environmental Enforcement, and Algae Blooms

Posted by on Jul 12, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

Below, we look at a few recent environmental developments (federal and provincial).  In our blogs, we often refer back to previous blogs we have written on a similar topic.  If you would like to look for a specific topic that we may have covered in a past blog, you can use the search function, which is on the right-hand side of our blog page. Certain Plastics Banned in Canada As mentioned in our January 12, 2022, blog (The Complexity of Canada’s Plastics Ban), the Canadian...

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The Complexity of Canada’s Plastics Ban

Posted by on Jan 12, 2022 in Blog | 0 comments

The national ban on single use plastics (i.e., plastics that will not be recycled) was supposed to have taken place in 2021. That did not happen, perhaps owed to the ongoing global battle with the pandemic. However, on December 21, 2021, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and the Minister of Health announced draft regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA) banning certain single-use plastics deemed to be harmful. What paved the way...

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Updates on PFAS in Canada, Regulating Plastics, and a Diamond Mine Fine

Posted by on Jun 16, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

An update to our May 3rd blog where we discussed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and a recent report of a release. In that blog, we shared news about a PFAS release. From our May 3rd blog, “Here is what we know about the site impacted by PFAS. Nine properties have been provided bottled water for cooking and drinking as the Department of National Defence addresses the presence PFAS substances near 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay.” We also stated that PFAS...

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