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Defending oil burner technicians against negligence claims complicated

Toronto civil litigator Natalie Leon says her professional liability work takes her into many different areas of law, which has included an increase in negligence claims ... Read more

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Hold a POA for property? Beware of statutory environmental liability

By Bruce McMeekin Should a person who is not responsible for the pollution of a property be liable for its cleanup simply because he holds a limited power of attorney ... Read more

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Bruce McMeekin endorsed in 2016 Legal Lexpert Directory

Litigator Bruce McMeekin is named in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as an environmental lawyer who is consistently endorsed for his expertise in helping clients ... Read more

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N.S. Environmental Bill of Rights would supplement other laws

An Environmental Bill of Rights , recently   tabled as a private member’s bill by the New Democrats in Nova Scotia, is designed to empower citizens with a ... Read more

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Maintaining trust should be guiding principle in crisis

For small law firms facing a crisis, taking the necessary steps to preserve trust should be a priority, corporate litigator and regulatory lawyer  Bruce McMeekin  tells ... Read more

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$750,000 penalty for bird deaths shows 'creative sentencing' value

Corporate litigator and regulatory lawyer Bruce McMeekin says a New Brunswick court demonstrated the effectiveness of “creative sentencing” when it ordered ... Read more

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Ontario enacts anti-SLAPP legislation

By J. Bruce McMeekin SLAPP, an acronym for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation,” is a legal tactic used by organizations intent on muzzling public ... Read more

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McMeekin recognized in Lexpert for environmental law expertise

Bruce McMeekin has been recognized in the 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the most repeatedly recommended for his expertise in the area of environmental ... Read more

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Ontario announces cap-and-trade plan to help battle climate change

TORONTO — Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario will take "an enormous step'' to adopt a so-called cap-and-trade plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions and help battle climate ... Read more

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Lac-Megantic railway tragedy will test the law

The flexibility of the criminal law as a sanction for catastrophic environmental damage will soon be tested, writes Toronto environmental and regulatory lawyer  Bruce ... Read more

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Divisional Court upholds constitutional validity of renewable energy permits

By J. Bruce McMeekin Section 7 of the  Charter  can be engaged in situations outside of the criminal law when policy supported regulatory legislation seriously ... Read more

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McMeekin recognized in Best Lawyers

J. Bruce McMeekin  has been recognized in the latest edition of Best Lawyers  in Canada in the area of environmental law. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1989, McMeekin is ... Read more

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McMeekin recognized in 2014 Lexpert Directory

J. Bruce McMeekin , has been recognized in the 2014 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory , as an expert in environmental law. Called to the bar in 1989, McMeekin is an environmental ... Read more

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Fisheries Act amendments need judicial review

An overhauled Fisheries Act  imposing stiffer fines, among other changes, has to be applied in a real scenario before it can be fully analyzed, Vancouver environmental lawyer ... Read more

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Why fuel oil tanks should spark investigation

  It is just a fact of life that fuel oil tanks inherently leak. That is why there are standards imposed which govern not only the manufacture and installation of fuel oil ... Read more

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