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Federal Government Moves to Ban Asbestos

  • May 22, 2018
  • OIiver Moore and Jean Piette, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

The Canadian government's ban on asbestos and asbestos-containing products will apply to the use, manufacture, import and export of any product containing asbestos, with the goal being to eventually reduce the rate of asbestos-related diseases. Here, the authors review the proposed Prohibition of Asbestos and Asbestos Products Regulations, which are expected to come into force as of 2019.

Environmental Law, Student Forum

Unreasonable Delay in Environmental Prosecutions after R v Jordan: Where are we now?

  • May 15, 2018
  • Kirsten Mikadze and Paula Lombardi

The 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision in R v Jordan, 2016 SCC 27, created a major stir in the criminal bar by clarifying what constitutes an accused’s right under subsection 11(b) of the Charter to be tried within a reasonable time period. There was speculation at the time of the decision’s release about its impact upon environmental prosecutions. Here, we survey some of the most salient points from decisions that have emerged over the past 1-1/2 years.

Environmental Law, Student Forum

COURT REJECTS ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT'S THIRD PARTY CLAIM AGAINST PRIOR OWNERS/OCCUPANTS

  • April 03, 2018
  • Stan Berger

This article considers the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's recent decision in MVL Leasing Ltd. v CCI Group Inc. 2018 ONSC 1800. The Court granted Rule 21 motions striking third party claims brought by an environmental consultant who was being sued by a purchaser of property for professional negligence and breach of contract.

Environmental Law, Real Property Law

ECOJUSTICE DENIED LEAVE TO INTERVENE AS "FRIEND OF COURT"

  • March 29, 2018
  • Jack D. Coop

This article considers the Ontario Court of Appeal's recent decision in Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited, 2018 ONCA 277, in which the court denied Ecojustice leave to intervene in an appeal.

Civil Litigation, Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law, Environmental Law and 1 more..., Natural Resources and Energy Law