Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Municipal Textile Shopping Bag Promotions Have Caught the Attention of the Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is targeting textile bags in its 2011 national priorities for post-release trade compliance verifications. Is this a coincidence or a result of the increase in imports of textile bags due...

The Waste Diversion Act, 2002 - Let's Start the Analysis Part I

This posting been prepared with the assistance of Dana Doidge and Rosetta Tang, summer students at Lang Michener LLP.

The Stewardship Ontario programs have come under fire, and rightly so.  What is interesting is the extent...

Pay Attention to Climate Change Talks - Just Look at the Draft Negotiating Text

Many companies have not been watching the climate change talks under the auspices of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) because there has been little publicly available information to review....

Prime Minister Harper Makes Campaign Promise to Restrict Exports of Raw Bitumen

On September 26, 2008, P)rime Minister Stephen Harper made a campaign promise to restrict the export of raw bitumen (in other words, he promised to ban the export of heavy black oil from Canada's oil sands to countries with lax...

British Columbia's July 1, 2008 Carbon Tax and the WTO

On July 1, 2008, the carbon tax that is being imposed by the government of the province of British Columbia comes into effect.  The new provincial carbon tax adds almost 2.5 cents to a litre of fuel.  The carbon tax...

Significant Change in Canada's Procedures to Approve International Agreements

On January 25, 2008, Canada announced that it was introducing important and significant changes to its current policies and procedures for the signing of international agreements.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maxime Bernier,...