March 6, 2020

Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, yesterday confirmed that the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) levy will increase $10 per year to $50/tonne in 2020, up from the current $30/tonne, to match federal requirements in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas...

The Government of Alberta yesterday released the Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction Implementation Act, 2019 (Bill 19), which, if passed, will amend and rename the Climate Change and Emissions Management Act. The new legislation will be called the Emissions...

The Ontario Court of Appeal (the Court) has released its 93-page decision in Ontario’s constitutional reference regarding the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (the Act). At noon today (June 28, 2019), the Court released the groundbreaking decision upholding...

May 3, 2019

The Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan (the Court) released its decision at 12:00PM Saskatchewan time today (May 3, 2019) in the first of at least three groundbreaking court cases in which provinces are challenging the constitutionality of the federal carbon pricing regi...

April 18, 2019

DeMarco Allan LLP appeared on behalf of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) in the Ontario and Saskatchewan constitutional reference cases on the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. IETA supports both federal and provincial jurisdiction ove...

June 15, 2018

Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his Cabinet's first act will be to repeal Ontario's cap-and-trade program and challenge the federal government's authority to impose a carbon price in Ontario.

Mr. Ford also announced that Ontario would be provi...

March 22, 2018

Lawyered, The Podcast chats this week with Lisa DeMarco about the reform of the National Energy Board, the Ontario Fair Hydro Plan, and First Nations engagement on energy projects. 

Listen at this link

For further information, please contact Lisa DeMarco at lisa@demarc...

February 9, 2018

Proposed Legislation Would Establish Impact Assessment Agency 

The Government of Canada has put forward new legislation proposing significant changes to environmental assessment rules. The federal government announced that it will introduce new rules for the review of m...

January 15, 2018

The  Government of Canada has released today three documents related to the federal carbon pricing backstop:

  1. Legislative proposals relating to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act;

  2. Draft Fuel Charge Regulations;

  3. Explanatory notes related to each of the...

January 10, 2018

Canada launched a sweeping trade dispute against the United States with a WTO complaint filed on December 20, 2017 and published today. 

"Canada appeared to be mounting a case on behalf of the rest of the world, since it cited almost 200 examples of alleged U.S. wr...

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