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30 Sep

GR lawyers succeed in having action over cancelled building permit transferred to correct court

Thursday, September 30, 2021Stephen A. Thiele, Kenneth JullLitigationConservation Authority, Conservation Authorities Act

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Each jurisdiction has different levels of court. In Ontario, there is the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the...

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15 Dec

To Conserve and Protect? Bill 229's Impact on Conservation Authorities

Tuesday, December 15, 2020Jonathan James NehmetallahMunicipal Law, LitigationConservation Authority, Conservation Authorities Act, Bill 229: Protect, Support and Recover from COVID-19 Act (Budget Measures) 2020, LPAT: Local Planning Appeal Tribunal

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Ontario has 36 conservation authorities that act as community-based management agencies who undertake watershed-based programs to protect the community from...

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7 Jun

Bill 139 - Ignoring Conservation Authorities Will Cost You

Wednesday, June 7, 2017Municipal Law, Litigation, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, Conservation, Criminal LawConservation Authority, Bill 139, Search and Seizure, Prosecutions

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The Ontario government introduced Bill 139 on May 30, 2017 called the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017. This bill is an amalgam of changes to various pieces of...

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31 May

Righting the Apple Cart. Conservation Authorities

Wednesday, May 31, 2017Municipal Law, Litigation, Environmental Law, Administrative Law, ConservationConservation Authority, Standard of Review, Safety, Flooding, Development, Prohibition

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Conservation Authorities (“CAs”) in Ontario are breathing a bit easier following the May 23rd 2017 decision of the Court of Appeal in...

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