A major legislative change is coming to Ontario that will greatly benefit builders, developers, commercial tenants and municipalities.
On November 26, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (the Ministry) released four draft regulations that offer project proponents greater clarity about whether their projects will need to undergo an environmental assessment (EA) under Ontario’s recently amended Environmental Assessment Act (EAA).
On November 2, 2021, the B.C. government extended the Land Owner Transparency Registry filing deadline for pre-existing owners from November 30, 2021, to November 30, 2022.
This morning, the Province posted an Information Bulletin announcing that the mandatory filing deadline for pre-existing owners of certain interests in land to file a report with the Land Owner Transparency Registry (LOTR) will be extended by 12 months...
The acquisition, disposition and mortgaging of land owned by churches and other religious institution non-profit organizations have become increasingly common in recent years.
On October 18, 2021, the Canadian Securities Administrators published for comment Proposed National Instrument 51‑107 ‑ Disclosure of Climate‑Related Matters and its companion policy.
On or before November 30, 2021, every relevant corporation, relevant trust, or relevant partnership (each, a “Reporting Body”) holding a registered interest in land in British Columbia is required to complete and file a Transparency Report under the Land Owner Transparency Act (“LOTA”), unless...
The purpose of the Regulation respecting the regulatory scheme applying to activities on the basis of their environmental impact is to identify activities that are considered to be of moderate, low or...
The province of Ontario has implemented the On-Site Soil Management Regulation (Regulation 406/19) to ensure the best management of excess soil from construction projects.
On June 28, 2021, the Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change announced in a press release the adoption of the Regulation respecting the traceability of excavated contaminated soils, which was subsequently published in the Gazette officielle du Québec on July 7.
On June 3, 2021, Ontario enacted the HSP Regulation under the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016, which shifts financial and operational responsibilities of collecting, managing...
An eastern Ontario municipality does not have coverage with any of its four former liability insurers for a dispute with the provincial environment ministry over alleged pollution occurring more than six decades ago.
On January 1, 2021, Phase One of Ontario’s new On-Site and Excess Soil Management Regulation, and supporting amendments took effect under the Province’s EPA.
Alberta should lower regulatory barriers that discourage businesses from reusing abandoned and unreclaimed oil and gas well sites.
2020 was a year like no other. COVID lead to changes in just about every aspect of our lives, including how regulators enforced environmental rules.
A key goal of Alberta's Recovery Plan is to create jobs and drive Alberta's economy forward. The Government has implemented several measures in an effort to reduce the red tape associated with regulatory tribunals.
The Ontario government continues to deliver on its commitment to remove regulatory roadblocks, cut red tape and support job creation.