The environment is a hot topic that is constantly evolving. Indeed, the public is increasingly aware of and preoccupied by the importance of protecting the environment, which raises a host of legal questions. Moreover, the environment is at the heart of many residential, commercial and industrial activities and is notably unavoidable in business transactions involving the sale or purchase of land.
When it comes to the environment, disputes may fall under various jurisdictions, namely provincial, territorial, federal or international. We are able to provide you with assistance when it comes to applying for an authorization certificate pursuant to the Environment Quality Act¹ or in situations involving areas subject to flooding, riparian buffer strips, wetlands, contaminated land, land-use planning or penal law.
Environmental issues are at the heart of our preoccupations, and that is why we accompany you in defending your interests and your rights, whether you are acting on your own behalf or on behalf of a municipality. Our lawyers who possess vast expertise in this field are able to help you comply with the multitude of requirements set out in environmental laws and regulations. We can also represent individuals and municipalities during negotiations with special interest groups and before courts as well as prepare defences in occupational health and safety matters.
Rest assured that our team can propose practical solutions to you that are adapted to your needs and that will enable you to successfully complete all of your projects.
¹ Environment Quality Act, CQLR, c. Q-2.