Kawartha Lakes (City) v. Ontario (Ministry of the Environment), [2009] O.E.R.T.D. No. 69

Date of Decision: November 20, 2009

Case Summary:
Our clients, homeowners, were brought into a dispute between MOE and the City of Kawartha Lakes over the cost of remediating oil contamination on municipal property. The MOE had ordered City of Kawartha Lakes to immediately remediate the oil contamination found on its property. The City alleged the homeowners caused the spill and had them added to its appeal of the MOE’s order to the Environmental Review Tribunal. We moved to have the scope of the appeal exclude any involvement of his clients, the homeowners. The ERT agreed and in doing so arguably reconsidered what was considered a well-settled law in the area of environment protection.


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