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Environment • Aboriginal • Energy

Bianca Salive

Associate

T: (416) 642-4875  E: bsalive@willmsshier.com

Bio

Bianca Salive is an associate lawyer practicing environmental law and litigation, Indigenous law, and energy law. Bianca’s background in environmental studies and business helps to assist clients with complex environmental legal problems. Bianca is called to the bar in Ontario.

Environmental Law

Bianca helps clients to understand and comply with a variety of municipal, provincial and federal environmental laws. She also has experience assisting clients with managing environmental liabilities.

Environmental Litigation

Bianca advocates for clients in environmental civil proceedings, administrative proceedings, and regulatory prosecutions. Bianca has experience assisting clients with appeals of Ministry Orders and Approvals.

Energy and Natural Resources Law

Bianca advises clients on compliance with provincial and federal climate change legislation and emissions regulations.

Indigenous and Northern Law 

Bianca advises First Nation, Métis, and Inuit communities, and resource proponents on natural resource and environmental law matters. Bianca also advises clients on Indigenous consultation obligations.

Prior Environmental Experience

  • In law school, Bianca worked with an environmental non-profit intervening in precedent setting climate change litigation before the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • During her undergraduate degree, Bianca participated in the UNFCCC’s Conference of the Parties in Paris as a delegate of the University of Waterloo.

Clients

  • Industrial companies
  • Land developers, property owners, landlords and tenants
  • Waste management sector
  • Agricultural sector
  • Engineering and consulting firms
  • Insurers and financial institutions
  • Aboriginal communities and businesses
  • Environmental boards and tribunals
  • Municipalities
  • Individuals

Representative Work

Environmental Law

  • Environmental Site Assessment and Review—Assisted an automotive company to better understand the environmental condition of its site including environmental risks and liabilities at the site, and to develop an environmental management program.
  • Environmental Due Diligence and Risk Assessment—Assisted a farming operation with environmental due diligence advice regarding the use of dust suppressants.

Environmental Litigation

  • Appeal of a Ministerial Order—Assisted a director of an oil and gas company with an appeal of a Ministerial Order.
  • Insurance Claim—Assisted individual homeowners in assessing a damages claim against an insurer for adverse health impacts and loss of property.
  • Civil Claim for Environmental Damages—Assisted a dry-cleaning business with liability arising from alleged migrating contamination to neighbouring property.
  • Defence of Prosecution—Assisted a construction company facing prosecution under the Environmental Protection Act.

Energy and Natural Resources Law

  • Emission and Climate Change Laws—Assisted a food processing company in assessing the legal impacts of pending emissions and climate change laws and regulations.

Indigenous and Northern Law

  • Lease Negotiation under the Indian Act—Assisted a First Nations by providing recommendations for a final form and terms of lease under the Indian Act.
  • Advice on application of Federal Species at Risk Legislation—Assisted an Inuit Association with understanding the application of federal legislation.
  • Advice to Northern Board on Administrative Law Procedures—Assisted a northern resource board with remedies available to administrative decision-making bodies when reconsidering a decision.
 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Recognition

Organizations

  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA)—member
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA)—member
  • Law Society of Ontario—member
 

Speaking Engagements

September 21, 2022 to September 22, 2022

ICSC Canadian Law Conference 2022

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Articles

Education

  • Called to the Bar of Ontario (2021)
  • J.D., University of Ottawa (2020)
  • BES., Environment and Business (2016)

Expertise

"Willms & Shier is a bluechip environmental law firm."

Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice