New Developments in Environmental Law
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2017
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)


Description
The recent activity at the courts and in the legislature has led to many changes in environmental law over the last year. Hear about a range of issues that could impact your clients, including
  • Management of excess soil
  • Waste regulation under the Waste-Free Ontario Act;
  • Potential impacts of the Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in Midwest v. Thordarson

PROGRAM CHAIRS

Lynn Mitchell, Lynn Mitchell Law
Matt Gardner, Willms & Shier Environmental LawyersLynn

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Management of Excess Soil - A Guide for Best Management Practices
© Queen's Printer for Ontario, 2012-2017

Excess Soil Management Policy Framework
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (Ontario), December 2016

Importation of Soil onto Agricultural Land
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Ontario)

Waste-Free Ontario: A Brief History
Karen Beattie, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016 (PP)
Karen Beattie, Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario)

Keswick Presbyterian Church v Ontario (Environment and Climate Change)
Marc McAree, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
Graham Rempe, Solicitor, City of Toronto Legal Services

Ninety-Nine Problems: Ontario Court of Appeal Releases Significant Decision for
Environmental Civil Litigation

Jennifer Fairfax, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Patrick G. Welsh, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Rebecca Hall-McGuire, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Jack Coop, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Ninety-nine problems (continued): Supreme Court of Canada denies leave to appeal
Ontario Court of Appeal's decision in Midwest Properties Ltd. v. Thordarson

Paul Morassutti, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Jennifer Fairfax, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Patrick G. Welsh, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Rebecca Hall-McGuire, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Jack Coop, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Court of Appeal Expands the Scope of Recoverable Damages in Contaminated Sites Cases
- Midwest v. Thordarson

Natalie Mullins, Gowling WLG

Section 99(2) of the EPA is a "New and Powerful Tool" for Compensation for
Contaminated Lands - Midwest v. Thordarson

Natalie Mullins, Gowling WLG
Julia Vizzaccaro, Gowling WLG

Personal Liability to Pay Damages, Including Punitive, to a Neighbour for Environmental
Contamination: A Warning from Midwest

Natalie Mullins, Gowling WLG
Kyle Magee, Gowling WLG

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