environmental law


  • Electric vehicle plan could present problems

    Electric vehicle plan could present problems

    Jan 22, 2018

    An attempt by the provincial government to introduce rules allowing the installation of electric car chargers in condominium buildings could run into some problems, say lawyers.

  • Rising legal concerns around flooding

    Rising legal concerns around flooding

    Nov 20, 2017

    With an increased number of floods being seen in recent years, due in large part to climate change, questions about who is responsible for flood mitigation is becoming a pressing topic for environmental lawyers.

  • Pay close attention to assessments, say lawyers

    Pay close attention to assessments, say lawyers

    Nov 20, 2017

    With real estate at a premium in large cities, redeveloping old industrial and commercial properties is a growing trend, but this kind of brownfield reclamation also contains risks when it comes to liabilities.

  • Where aboriginal law and environmental law intersect

    Where aboriginal law and environmental law intersect

    Nov 20, 2017

    As more environmental assessments for projects are taking traditional knowledge and consultation with indigenous peoples into account, lawyers say there can sometimes be a collision between project proponents and the duty to consult as outlined in s. 35 of the Constitution.

  • Uneven carbon pricing means guidance needed

    Uneven carbon pricing means guidance needed

    Nov 20, 2017

    As a national price on carbon looms across Canada and with the cap-and-trade system now up and running in Ontario, disclosure is an increasingly important issue with regards to financial liabilities and risk assessment. Lawyers say that because there is a mandated federal carbon price that is a backstop and most prices will be administered provincially, the patchwork approach across the country will mean different requirements from province to province.

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