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W2RO Webinar Series: Environmental Emergencies and Reporting

21 Sep 2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT


Waste to Resource Ontario invites you to join our informative webinars that bring together industry leaders, experts, and individuals with a shared interest in exploring innovative strategies and practical solutions for waste, recycling and resource management sector.

By participating in our webinars, you will gain access to invaluable insights from thought leaders in the field, network with professionals and organizations dedicated to sustainability, and discover real-world case studies that demonstrate a variety of topics.

Whether you represent a business, municipality, non-profit organization, or simply have a passion for environmental stewardship, our webinars offer a unique platform to learn and collaborate within W2RO. As a W2RO member, you'll have exclusive access to these informative webinars, empowering you to stay relevant and excel in today's rapidly evolving circular economy.

Stay tuned for updates on upcoming webinar dates, topics, and speakers.

If you are interested in collaborating on a webinar, please reach out to Ravneet Gill,

Waste to Resource Ontario (W2RO) proudly presents an exclusive webinar featuring Gowling WLG on 'Environmental Emergencies and Reporting.'

In the waste and resource recovery sector, environmental emergencies like spills, discharges, fires and other incidents are more than just a serious disruption to your business. Environmental emergencies can result in legal and regulatory liability. Understanding your obligations and planning ahead is key when it comes to managing the first few minutes, hours and days after an environmental emergency and minimizing risk to your business.

Join Michael Finley and Jessica Boily, partners at Gowling WLG, for an educational and interactive webinar on Environmental Emergencies and Reporting. The webinar will cover:

  • The who, when and how of reporting 
  • Best practices in planning for and managing incidents 
  • Common mistakes made during environmental emergencies that can be avoided


Jessica Boily, Gowling WLG

Jessica Boily is an environmental lawyer in Gowling WLG's Toronto office. Her practice focuses on environmental litigation, drawing on her commercial litigation background to achieve successful and cost-effective outcomes. She uses her procedural expertise and technical knowledge to advocate for her clients.

Jessica's litigation experience means she understands risk and can help clients manage it. She provides proactive advice to clients and helps engage with regulators on matters involving contaminated sites, director and officer liability, environmental approvals and permits, pest control products, chemical substances, export and import of environmentally regulated substances and products, waste, transportation of dangerous goods, reporting and emergency response.

Jessica has expertise in guiding clients in many industries (including the energy, chemical, pest control products, waste and resource recovery industries) through regulatory proceedings and prosecutions. She defends companies and individuals in federal, provincial and municipal enforcement matters, from assisting with inspections and investigations, including employee interviews and search warrants, to representing clients charged with environmental offences. She also acts for clients involved in environmental assessment and approval hearings.


Michael Finley, Gowling WLG

Michael is a partner in Toronto's Climate Change and Environment Group whose practice focuses on environmental, municipal, administrative and civil litigation.

With particular expertise in regulatory defense, Michael regularly guides clients through the often daunting process of inspections, investigations and the defense of prosecutions under provincial and federal environmental legislation.

Michael's clients seek him out because they want a lawyer who is firmly on their team, who understands their needs and goals, and who will give them straightforward, practical advice. Michael is particularly known for his no-nonsense, impactful written advocacy and his calm, credible presence in and out of court.

His clients range from Canada's largest corporations and municipalities to individuals and small businesses. His experience includes complex constitutional, environmental, corporate and municipal law matters. Michael's administrative law experience includes serving as commission counsel for the Long Term Care COVID-19 Commission and as counsel representing the City of Windsor before the Public Order Emergency Commission.


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