Currently, the world’s carbon footprint is top-of-mind, making environmental protection regulation front-page news. Companies that do not demonstrate compliance with environmental policy and regulation can find their reputations questioned and business operations hindered. Organizations discovered—or even perceived—to be skirting environmental laws will be thrown into automatic defence mode against the public, employees and stakeholders. Across industries, Canadian companies turn to McMillan’s environmental lawyers for on-point strategic counsel on how to navigate ecological regulations while operating profitably and forging new ground.
Globally, countries are challenged to grow their resource sectors and economy, while remaining in compliance with consistently evolving environmental regulations. McMillan’s corporate environmental lawyers help clients comply with the full range of international, federal, territorial, provincial and local environmental laws and programs while bringing new products to market that foster the economy. Our lawyers provide timely, expert advice on a wide variety of environmental aspects impacting business, with expertise in climate change and carbon trading, as well as the mining, energy, oil and gas, and infrastructure sectors.
At McMillan, we combine our legal experience with industry-specific expertise to quickly understand the issues clients face and provide counsel that meets their business objectives. And when clients’ practices are called into question, we help them mount robust defences in environmental hearings and prosecutions for infractions of relevant legislation.
Experienced in environmental policy and regulation, McMillan’s environmental lawyers help clients lead by:
- Assisting with meeting emission standards and obtaining permits and approvals, due diligence audits, officers’ and directors’ liabilities, and spills and spill reporting
- Advising on environmental liabilities and property investigations in the context of mergers and acquisitions, and financings
- Negotiating agreements with private parties and governmental authorities involving the transfer or allocation of environmental risks, site remediation and compliance with regulatory requirements, and brownfield sales, purchases and development
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This bulletin provides guidance for companies on practices around net zero plans
Plan for the Ban: What the Federal Court’s Decision ACTUALLY Means for Your Business – Your Questions Answered
The Court decision in Responsible Plastic Use Coalition v Canada struck down Canada's decision to add plastic manufactured items to the List of Toxic Substances
Re Mantle Materials Group, Ltd continues a recent trend in Alberta in which environmental remediation obligations are found to have a super priority.
Supreme Court of Canada Rules Impact Assessment Act Unconstitutional: Implications and Future Directions
Overview of the Supreme Court's ruling of the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act and its implications on the energy and natural resource sectors.
Discusses the impact of new SEC cybersecurity requirements on Canadian foreign private issuers and suggests recommendations for companies to consider.
The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has proposed amendments to the excess soil regulation, which will come into effect on January 1, 2024
Done Like Dinner: Updated Guidance Published by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for Simulated Meat and Poultry Products
This bulletin discusses the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)'s updated guidance for simulated meat and simulated poultry products and adjacent products.
This bulletin summarizes a recent decision confirming the liability of a regional county municipality for damage caused by a watercourse.
Communication is Key: Cooperation Between Canadian Exporters and European Union Importers Will Be Essential to Operate Under the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Regulation
The European Union's pathbreaking Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism expects Canadian exporters to closely monitor their embedded carbon in exported goods.
Our panel of thought leaders will discuss a broad range of topics impacting electric vehicles in Canada. Topics highlighted include: EV funding, policies and mandates: challenges facing Canadian emissions targets, funding and infrastructure; the Canadian regulation of EV batteries including transport, management and recycling requirements; and EV fires and recall obligations.
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