A Short History of Wind Litigation in Ontario

A Short History of Wind Litigation in Ontario

Dianne delivered a presentation to the American Bar Association on July 22, providing a comprehensive overview of wind litigation in Ontario since the Green Energy Act came into effect. She traced a number of trends in the types of wind cases that are being brought before the Environmental Review Tribunal (including the persistent failure of challenges to wind approvals, especially those based on human health concerns, and the wave of constitutional challenges that followed initial failed  

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Recent Decision Affirms Precautionary Principle

Recent Decision Affirms Precautionary Principle

In May of this year, the Federal Court released a decision that affirms the importance of the precautionary principle in the management of fisheries. The decision (Morton v Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2015 FC 575) comes as a result of a challenge, launched by lawyers at Ecojustice on behalf of biologist Alexandra Morton, to an aquaculture licence granted by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (the “Minister”) to Marine Harvest, a multinational seafood company.  

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Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

Rouge National Urban Park: bigger, but probably not better

Stephen Harper announced over the weekend that if re-elected, his government will increase its proposed contribution of federal lands towards the creation of the Rouge National Urban Park. The park has been in the works for some time. To comprise a patchwork of both provincial and federal lands located within metropolitan Toronto, the park was once touted widely as a conservation coup and prototype for the country’s first national urban park. As part of an agreement between the provincial and  

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