Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec (Minister of the Environment), 2003 SCC 58

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeMcLachlin, Beverley; Gonthier, Charles Doherty; Iacobucci, Frank; Major, John C.; Bastarache, Michel; Binnie, William Ian Corneil; Arbour, Louise; LeBel, Louis; Deschamps, Marie
Citation2003 SCC 58,[2003] 2 SCR 624,[2003] ACS no 59,231 DLR (4th) 577,5 Admin LR (4th) 1,126 ACWS (3d) 69,5 CELR (3d) 38,[2003] SCJ No 59 (QL),310 NR 343
Date30 October 2003
Subject MatterPOLLUTION CONTROL,ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Docket Number28835
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89 practice notes
  • Boyd et al. v. Eacom Timber Corp., (2012) 400 Sask.R. 31 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Canada)
    • June 1, 2012
    ...83 Sask.R. 81; 69 D.L.R.(4th) 489, refd to. [para. 66]. Compagnie pétrolière Impériale ltée v. Québec (Ministre de l'Environnement), [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; 310 N.R. 343, refd to. [para. Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec (Minister of the Environment) - see Compagnie pétrolière Impériale ltée v. Québ......
  • Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia v. Dr. Clive Creager, (2005) 230 N.S.R.(2d) 48 (CA)
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • February 1, 2005
    ...Impériale ltée v. Québec (Ministre de l'Environnement). Compagnie pétrolière Impériale ltée v. Québec (Ministre de l'Environnement), [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; 310 N.R. 343, refd to. [para. Director of Investigation and Research, Competition Act v. Southam Inc. et al., [1997] 1 S.C.R. 748; 209 N.......
  • Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd., 2019 SCC 5
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • January 31, 2019
    ...154; referred to: Berkheiser v. Berkheiser, [1957] S.C.R. 387; Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec (Minister of the Environment), 2003 SCC 58, [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; Peters v. Remington, 2004 ABCA 5, 49 C.B.R. (4th) 273; Garner v. Newton (1916), 29 D.L.R. 276; Nortel Networks Corp., Re, 2012 ONSC 121......
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Environmental Law. Fifth Edition
    • June 22, 2019
    ...144 Imperial Oil Ltd v Quebec (Minister of the Environment), [2003] 2 SCR 624, 5 CELR (3d) 38, 2003 SCC 58 .............................................. 23, 56 Imperial Oil Resources Ventures v Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), [2008] FCJ No 749, 2008 FC 598 ............................
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58 cases
  • Boyd et al. v. Eacom Timber Corp., (2012) 400 Sask.R. 31 (QB)
    • Canada
    • Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench of Saskatchewan (Canada)
    • June 1, 2012
    ...83 Sask.R. 81; 69 D.L.R.(4th) 489, refd to. [para. 66]. Compagnie pétrolière Impériale ltée v. Québec (Ministre de l'Environnement), [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; 310 N.R. 343, refd to. [para. Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec (Minister of the Environment) - see Compagnie pétrolière Impériale ltée v. Québ......
  • Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd., 2019 SCC 5
    • Canada
    • Supreme Court (Canada)
    • January 31, 2019
    ...154; referred to: Berkheiser v. Berkheiser, [1957] S.C.R. 387; Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec (Minister of the Environment), 2003 SCC 58, [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; Peters v. Remington, 2004 ABCA 5, 49 C.B.R. (4th) 273; Garner v. Newton (1916), 29 D.L.R. 276; Nortel Networks Corp., Re, 2012 ONSC 121......
  • Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia v. Dr. Clive Creager,
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia (Canada)
    • February 1, 2005
    ...Impériale ltée v. Québec (Ministre de l'Environnement). Compagnie pétrolière Impériale ltée v. Québec (Ministre de l'Environnement), [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; 310 N.R. 343, refd to. [para. Director of Investigation and Research, Competition Act v. Southam Inc. et al., [1997] 1 S.C.R. 748; 209 N.......
  • Muhammad v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), (2014) 454 F.T.R. 161 (FC)
    • Canada
    • Canada (Federal) Federal Court (Canada)
    • September 19, 2013
    ...202; 751 A.P.R. 202; 2005 SCC 44, refd to. [para. 86]. Compagnie pétrolière Impériale ltée v. Québec (Ministre de l'Environnement), [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624; 310 N.R. 343; 2003 SCC 58, refd to. [para. Ocean Port Hotel Ltd. v. Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (B.C.), [2001] 2 S.C.R. 781; 274 N......
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2 firm's commentaries
  • Abitibi Wins, Newfoundland Cleanup Order Unenforceable After Insolvency
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • December 17, 2012
    ...the polluter-pay principle discussed by this Court in Imperial Oil Ltd. v. Quebec (Minister of the Environment), 2003 SCC 58, [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624 (para. 24). This objection demonstrates a misunderstanding of the nature of insolvency proceedings. Subjecting an order to the claims process doe......
  • Levels Of Decontamination: Courts Favour The Pragmatic Approach
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • September 9, 2013
    ...inorganic parameters and quantification limit for organic parameters. 2002 CanLII 20789 (ONCA) Idem, at paragraph 17. R.S.Q. c. Q-2 9 [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624 To view original article, please click The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Speciali......
11 books & journal articles
  • Table of cases
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Environmental Law. Fifth Edition
    • June 22, 2019
    ...144 Imperial Oil Ltd v Quebec (Minister of the Environment), [2003] 2 SCR 624, 5 CELR (3d) 38, 2003 SCC 58 .............................................. 23, 56 Imperial Oil Resources Ventures v Canada (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), [2008] FCJ No 749, 2008 FC 598 ............................
  • 'THE EARTH IS OUR MOTHER': FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE PRESERVATION OF INDIGENOUS SACRED SITES IN CANADA.
    • Canada
    • McGill Law Journal Vol. 62 No. 3, March 2017
    • March 1, 2017
    ...(Markham: Butterworths, 1992). (28) See e.g. Imperial Oil Ltd v Quebec (Minister of the Environment), 2003 SCC 58 at paras 23-24, [2003] 2 SCR 624 (polluter-pay principle); 114957 Canada Ltee (Spraytech, Societe d'arrosage) v Hudson (Town), 2001 SCC 40 at paras 31-32, [2001] 2 SCR 241 (prec......
  • BIA Claims
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada. Cases, Materials, and Problems Part II
    • June 23, 2019
    ...the polluter-pay principle discussed by this Court in Imperial Oil Ltd v Quebec (Minister of the Environment) , 2003 SCC 58, [2003] 2 S.C.R. 624, at para. 24. This objection demonstrates a misunderstanding of the nature of insolvency proceedings. Subjecting an order to the claims process do......
  • Administrative Compliance Mechanisms
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Environmental Law. Fifth Edition
    • June 22, 2019
    ...decision-maker the Environment) (22 March 2013), Case Nos 12-158 to 12-159 at paras 11 and 28–44 (Ont ERT). 21 Imperial Oil v Quebec , [2003] 2 SCR 624 [ Imperial Oil ]. 22 Environment Quality Act , CQLR c Q-2, s 31.42. ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 154 whose primary function is adjudication. In perfor......
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