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Getting Back to Normal: Environmental Issues as We Emerge from the COVID-19 Crisis

September 23, 2020 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

As we return to our offices, governments and businesses are working towards jumpstarting the economy. This will bring a host of environmental issues to the fore, relating to permit requirements, sustainable investment initiatives, bankruptcy and other recent developments as they have evolved over the past few months.

Join a national panel of Blakes Environmental lawyers for an online conversation about these issues and other environmental updates across the country.


  • Getting back on track. Missed some monitoring or reporting requirements, or failed to comply with your permits while you were shut down? What now?

  • We need to get the economy going (Part 1). There are programs in place and/or money available. Are there green strings attached? What new climate or sustainability initiatives are in place or coming?

  • Putting the “E” in ESG. How the focus on ESG (environmental, social and governance) will affect the way you do business.

  • We need to get the economy going (Part 2). Many projects are dead or on hold.  Governments will push to get projects up and running. Are approvals still possible?  What impediments will be in the way and will anything be done to clear them?

  • Some won’t make it. The law continues to evolve at the intersection of bankruptcy and environmental law. What do creditors need to watch out for? Are they as well protected as they thought?

  • Short overviews of British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario and federal developments.



Live Webcast

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

12 – 2 p.m. (EDT)

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program contains 1 hour and 15 minutes of Substantive content.

This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Substantive Content by the Law Society of Ontario.
Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of "recognized provider" and the mandatory "recognition" of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a certificate of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 1.25 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.