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October 12, 2016

Toronto Construction Association: Environmental Law for the Construction Industry

Marc McAree and Charles Birchall will be presenting a half-day program on "Environmental Law for the Construction Industry" at the Toronto Construction Association on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

Why Should you Care?

The construction industry must contend with an increasingly complex maze of environmental regulation and exposure to both regulatory and civil liability. Authorities at all levels of government and the Courts have significant and varying powers to uphold environmental laws.

What Does the Construction Industry Need to Know? 

  • environmental compliance obligations
  • how and when governments may take action and for what
  • how to stay out of environmental trouble, and
  • how to respond when in environmental trouble.
During this half-day seminar, you will meet lawyers who deal with these issues day-to-day.  They will highlight for you today’s most pressing environmental law issues facing contractors and builders. 

What Topics will the Lawyers at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers Talk About?

  • who regulates environmental law & key environmental statutes
  • the definition of "contaminant"
  • environmental regulatory liability
  • environmental civil liability
  • spills & spills response
  • water takings, discharges & approvals
  • sediment & silt control & the OWRA
  • waste & waste management
  • contaminated sites, records of site condition and fill regulation.
For more information on the seminar and to register, click here.

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