Essay on A Brief Note On Ontario 's Environmental Protection Act
Duty to Notify
Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O 1990, c. E.19 (“EPA”), requires the Ministry of the Environment to be notified immediately in an event where a contaminant is discharged into the natural environment. The basic requirements and conditions that govern the duty to notify the Ministry is described in Castonguay Blasting Ltd. v. Ontario.,  SSC 34816 (C.A). This requires two pre-conditions to report to the Ministry, the discharge must be out of normal course of events and the potential for adverse environmental impacts. The Court goes to note that the interpretation of contaminant, discharge and natural environment in s.15 must align with the case.
“Discharge”, in the Environmental Protection Act s.1, is referred to as a noun and a verb when “deposit” occurs. In regards to sand being blown from EAL’s property to…