Environmental Law Seminar: Primer For Ontario’s Construction Industry

Why Should you Care?

The construction industry must contend with an increasingly complex maze of environmental regulation and exposure to both regulatory and civil liability. Authorities at all levels of government and the Courts have significant and varying powers to uphold environmental laws.

What Does the Construction Industry Need to Know?

  • environmental compliance obligations
  • how and when governments may take action and for what
  • how to stay out of environmental trouble, and
  • how to respond when in environmental trouble

During this 3 hour course, the speaker will highlight for you today’s most pressing environmental law issues facing contractors and builders.

What Topics will the Lawyers at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers Talk About?

  • who regulates environmental law and key environmental statutes
  • the definition of “contaminant”
  • environmental regulatory liability
  • environmental civil liability
  • spills and spills response
  • water takings, discharges and approvals
  • sediment and silt control
  • waste and waste management
  • contaminated sites, Records of Site Condition and fill regulation
TCA, 70 Leek Cres. Richmond Hill, Ontario

Marc McAree, Partner, Certified Environmental
Law Specialist and Alessia Petricone-Westwood,
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
TCA member:
$150.00 + HST
$175.00 + HST

Marc provides specialist advice and solutions on all aspects of environmental law including expertise with contaminated land/brownfields clean ups, transactions and litigation, and environmental compliance and approvals. Marc also helps clients reduce and manage their environmental risks and liabilities, including assisting with transactional environmental due diligence and ongoing environmental compliance.

INSTRUCTOR: Alessia Petricone-Westwood

Alessia Petricone-Westwood B.A., M.A., JD., is an associate at Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP. Alessia has extensive experience with all aspects of civil litigation. Alessia represents plaintiffs and defendants in environmental civil litigation, administrative appeals of environmental orders and approvals, and defence of environmental prosecutions. Alessia regularly appears before Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario and administrative tribunals. Alessia is called to the Bar in Ontario.