Information About Environmental Law and Litigation
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- Climate-Change Litigation: Failure to disclose risks
On July 22, 2020 a 23 year old individual led the filing of a class action lawsuit against the Australian government alleging that the government failed to disclose the material risk of climate change to investors in government bonds1. Instead of seeking damages the relief sought seeks to require th … Read more »
- Virtual hearing to save the climate
On July 12, 2020 a special virtual hearing was held to argue whether the case brought by seven young people1 against the Ontario government alleging that the watered down provincial climate targets in 2018 violated the Charter rights to life, liberty and security of the person should be dismissed. T … Read more »
- Tŝilhqot’in Nation wins 30-year battle
On May 14, 2020 the Supreme Court of Canada (“Supreme Court”) dismissed Taseko Mines Limited’s (“Taseko Mines”) application for leave to appeal a decision of the federal court of appeal. The decision of the Supreme Court resulted in the refusal of the approval for Taseko Mines $1.5-billion dollar pr … Read more »
- A review – inspection vs. investigation?
We have written numerous blogs over the years on the difference between inspections vs. investigations. This blog is a reminder on the general distinction between an inspection as opposed to an investigation and the authority of Provincial Officers (“PO”) and outlines the aspects of a strict liabili … Read more »
- Approvals from federal authorities may not protect against charges under provincial environmental laws
In R v Great Lakes Stevedoring Company Ltd,companies are given a stark reminder that provincial environmental laws and regulations must be complied with notwithstanding compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations and operating exclusively on federal property. Great Lakes Stevedori … Read more »