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  • Expansion of Administrative Penalties in Ontario

    On October 31, 2019 the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks published an article that Ontario is going to take action to protect the environment and hold polluters accountable.  They are proposing to “expand the use of administrative monetary penalties to a broader range of environmental violations and reinvest the money to support projects that […]

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  • Moving Together on Free Trade – Alberta

    On September 5, 2019, The Government of Alberta (2019) published a media release indicating that Alberta’s Premier Jason Kenney followed through on an agreement at the Council of the Federation meeting in July to modify the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). Read Media Release here Premier of Alberta – Jason Kinney

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  • Environment & Climate Change Canada Joins CASF Conference

    Representatives from Environment and Climate Change Canada have recently joined the CASF Conference as a speaker with the aim to provide the attendees with an overview on the Chromium Electroplating, Chromium Anodizing and Reverse Etching Regulations; highlight areas where they typically encounter issues with compliance; update on the publication of proposed amendments on December 15, 2018 […]

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  • New Educational Program – Introduction to Electroplating Course

    The Introduction to Electroplating course has been designed and is sanctioned by CASF for Canadian electroplaters and suppliers.  The course consists of 12 modules taught over 2 days and provides valuable and practical information about the basic science and process of electroplating. Upon completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of electroplating processes and […]

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  • A Made in Ontario Environment Plan UPDATE

    UPDATE:  Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) New Release dated February 12, 2019 announcing next stage in Environment Plan “Ontario’s government for the people today announced the next stage in its commitment to protect the environment and fight climate change without imposing a carbon tax.  In particular, Ontario’s proposed regulatory approach combines emissions reductions […]

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  • Weathering the Storm : A New Report for Canadians

    In a Press Release from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation (2019) it is indicated that “flooding within urban centres is Canada’s costliest and fastest growing extreme weather challenge. Insurable claims in Canada have risen from an average of $405 million per year between 1983 and 2008 to an average of $1.8 billion per year […]

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  • Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks Propose Changes to Toxics Reduction Act

    As per the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Act Proposal Notice and Regulation Proposal Notice dated December 6, 2018: “Changes are proposed to reduce burden under the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and Ontario Regulation 455/09. See EBR Post: 013-4234 Repeal the Toxics Reduction Act, 2009 and all associated Regulations by December 31, 2021 See […]

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  • Chemicals Listed Effective October 26, 2018 – Prop. 65 Update on Nickel Compounds

    As per the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (2018) Nickel (soluble compounds) are being added to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). Read full article here. The October 26, 2018 Proposition 65 Chemical […]

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