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Federal Govt stands down wastewater pollution regulations

The federal government has reached an equivalency agreement with Quebec over wastewater pollution regulations intended to protect fish. Under the federal Fisheries Act, the federal government can agree NOT to apply its regulations in a province, if it agrees that provincial regulations in that province provide "equivalent" protection. A similar agreement was reached in December for the [...]

Hazardous waste carrier fined $120,000 + $30,000 VFS

Buckham Transport Limited, a registered carrier of hazardous waste, was recently fined $120,000 following a guilty plea to three offences under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA): Providing false or misleading information to a Provincial Officer; Failing to transport waste to the receiving facility named on manifest; and Failing to comply with a Ministry order. In July [...]

Lives Lived: Stewart Saxe, 67 (Globe and Mail)

We are touched and honoured that the Globe and Mail selected Stewart Saxe, Dianne's husband of 42 years, to profile in its "Lives Lived" column on Friday. As Dianne wrote in the article: We were a very odd couple for 42 years. But until the four dreadful last years, he was the centre of my life, [...]

Condolences

Saxe Law Office expresses its deepest condolences to Dianne Saxe and her family on the death of her husband, Stewart Saxe, z''l. Mr. Saxe was a noted labour and employment lawyer, partner of Baker McKenzie, and fellow of the Human Relation Professionals Association. He retired after a major stroke in 2010. He died peacefully, in Dianne's arms, [...]

Class Action for Harming Bees with Neonicotinoids

This is the first Canadian class action lawsuit filed for harm caused by Neonicotinoid pesticides, potentially responsible for the worldwide collapse of bee and other pollinator populations.

2014 Pesticide Prosecution “Roundup”

Earlier this summer we reported that Ontario Pesticide Act prosecutions have become infrequent since the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOE) stopped having specialized pesticide enforcement staff. Now that the season is soon to change over, we decided to take a look at the year’s violation reports to see if MOE’s intentions with [...]