Post Tagged with: "e-waste"

Bill C-61 Fails Green Copyright Test

The environment is obviously one of the biggest issues of the moment. The federal political parties are spending their summers trying to sell Canadians on their plans for the future, provincial governments are unveiling regulations to address waste, and local municipalities are getting into the game with increasingly sophisticated recycling programs.  As our environmental policies move far beyond establishing emissions standards or clean-up requirements, law and regulation is increasingly focused on creating incentives for business to reduce polluting activities and for consumers to adopt environmentally-friendly habits.  

Given the desire to re-orient longstanding practices, laws not traditionally considered part of the environmental file should also be examined to determine whether they are consistent with promoting "greener" behaviour.  In fact, Parliament recently passed a new law that tries to embed sustainable development into government policy.  My weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) acknowledes that the notion of "green copyright" sounds odd, yet the policy choices found in Bill C-61 disappointingly run directly counter to the current emphasis on the environment.

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July 21, 2008 7 comments Columns

Government Copyright Bill Fails Green Test

Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 21, 2008 as Government Copyright Bill Fails Green Test The environment is obviously one of the biggest issues of the moment.  The federal political parties are spending their summers trying to sell Canadians on their plans for the future, provincial governments are unveiling […]

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July 21, 2008 1 comment Columns Archive

Ontario Launches Public Consultation on E-Waste Regulation

The Government of Ontario has launched a public consultation on electronic waste regulation.  Comments are due by May 9, 2008.

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April 9, 2008 2 comments Must Reads

E-Waste on the NAFTA Political Agenda

Environmental waste is a mounting concern, yet it has attracted little attention in Canada.  It therefore comes as a pleasant surprise to find that a joint NAFTA statement from earlier this week makes specific reference to the issue.  Government representatives of Canada, the U.S, and Mexico state: Rapid and dramatic […]

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August 17, 2007 2 comments News

The Integrated Circuit

Environmental issues have obviously commanded an enormous amount of attention in recent weeks.  Next month, the University of Ottawa will host a symposium looking at e-waste.  Learn more – or better yet attend – at The Integrated Circuit.

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February 6, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads