Federal Environmental Enforcement Concerns and Recent Enforcement

Posted by on Jun 29, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

In an article in early January 2020 by the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), they wrote, “As the New Year approaches there are numerous environmental issues that will continue to command the attention of litigators and legislators across Canada.”  The article then lays out why it will be a busy year for environmental issues in Canada.  In closing, they state, “For these and other reasons, 2020 is shaping up to be a busy (if not intriguing) year for...

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The Environment, The Economy, Reporting Deadlines, and Delays

Posted by on Jun 12, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic is a challenge on many fronts, not the least of which are economic recovery and environmental protection. First, an important reminder on an upcoming deadline:  the Environmental Emergency (E2) regulations. As we shared about a year ago, “In August 2019, the updated Environmental Emergency (E2 Regulations) will officially repeal and replace the existing Environmental Emergency Regulations.”  We also said that the regulations affect about...

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A 10-Second Environmental Compliance Check Up

Posted by on Jun 9, 2020 in Blog |

If you have a question about an environmental compliance issue, or would like us to address a specific environmental compliance issue in the future, contact Christopher Paré, P.Geo. at 519-979-7300, ext. 114. Environmental Compliance Tips 2020 July: Transportation of Dangerous Goods Does Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Good (TDG) Act apply to my company or to me personally? The TDG regulations have universal application, with some exemptions. From the Government of...

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Businesses Start the Process of Recovery from COVID-19

Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

  Many people have commented on how quiet it was as we were  in lockdown due to COVID-19.  In some places, wildlife found once-busy urban environments now very appealing as traffic all but disappeared. The lack of cars, trucks, air traffic, and industrial activity did lend itself to peaceful evening walks and allowed us to, at least for the moment, forget about the tragic situation across the globe. Reopening the Economy We are now in the slow process of carefully and...

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Canadian Provincial Environmental Policies During COVID-19

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

There have been many policy changes during this COVID-19 pandemic. These changes affect many aspects of our personal and professional lives.  As it relates to provincial environmental policies, there is a wide-range of responses. The summary below is very brief, and we suggest that you evaluate how changes in provincial policies may affect your environmental obligations. Ontario:  The Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced changes under the...

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Lingering Environmental Issues and Some Remediation Progress

Posted by on May 5, 2020 in Blog | 0 comments

While environmental headlines may tend to focus on the issue du jour (PFAS, plastics, microbeads, etc.), we still have plenty of older, unresolved environmental issues that require our attention.  However, we have made some significant progress along the way. Old Sewer Systems There was another reminder about the problems we continue to have with infrastructure, specifically our aging sewers and outdated combined sewer overflows (CSOs). 24-Billion-Litre Spill over Four...

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