The Polluter Pays for a contaminated site is not always the doctrine being upheld in the courts. Recent caselaw has seen the current landowners, from municipalities to private enterprises, being held responsible for historic property damages, damages to neighbouring properties and remediation. A contaminated land claim can arise at any time, either during a property transaction, an environmental assessment, or at the time of the contamination. What is your obligation to report and what actions can make you liable?

The Canadian Institute’s conference on Regulatory and Litigation Risks of Contaminated Lands takes a deep dive into the most critical challenges affecting land developers, real estate and legal professionals, and environmental management officials. Join this one-day national event April 22, 2021 on our dynamic virtual platform, to delve into the law, regulation and enforcement.

  • Regulatory Obligations of Reporting Contamination from Crown Land to Provincial Land and Across Jurisdictions
  • Obligations and Operations of Buying and Selling Property with Contaminated Lands
  • Lessons Learned from Hamilton Beach: How Owners Can Inoculate Themselves from Risk
  • Determining Who is at Fault and the Extent of Responsibility under the Environmental Protection Act
  • How to Prove Damages in Litigation Proceedings under the Environmental Protection Act

The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) has earmarked $1.16 billion to be spent by 2024 to reduce environmental and human health risks from known federal contaminated sites and associated federal financial liabilities. Find out how the funding is being allocated and lessons learned from contaminated land remediation case studies.


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