Cross Country Perspectives Addressing Environmental Contamination Liability Risks.
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 advanced conference on Contaminated Sites Liability & Litigation Risk 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.
Bryan J. Buttigieg
Certified Specialist, Environmental Law
Miller Thomson LLP
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Roxanne MacLean, P.Geo
Senior Environmental Officer, Regional Office of Environmental Coordination (ROEC)
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
SESSION HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2021
- How to Meet Reporting Obligations Across Jurisdictions
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility when Meeting Your Environmental Obligations
- Liability of Owners and Tenants for Historical Contamination in Ontario following the Hamilton Beach Decision
- How to Create a Land Remediation Plan to Mitigate Contamination
- How to Obtain Contracts Federal Financial Liabilities and Funding Opportunities