Michael Hebert is one of the leading Environmental Law lawyers in Canada. His visionary work as the Plaintiff’s counsel in Tridan v. Shell, 2002 Carswell Ont 1, 154 O.A.C. 1, 57 O.R. (3d) 503, a benchmark decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal radically changed the face of environmental law and the assistance it afforded to victims of environmental damage. This case established three leading principles which govern compensation and are today followed by Courts throughout Ontario and the rest of Canada.
Michael has been appointed to the Executive of the National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. He also assists the Environmental Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.Michael was born in Ottawa and obtained a B.A. Cum Laude in Economics from Carleton University. He also graduated Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa Law School in 1977. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1979 and joined the Beament firm in 1985.
In addition to his environmental practice, Michael maintains a broad base of commercial litigation including corporate, construction, contractual, real estate and financial matters. He continues to advise public and private organizations in risk management relating to ongoing liabilities arising out of large and complex commercial and environmental matters.
Michael is a member of the Advocates’ Society and has been an instructor at the Bar Admission Course. He has delivered many papers to professional associations within his areas of expertise.
Articles by Michael Hebert
CBA E-Bulletin 2011
Ontario Court of Appeal to hear case involving flyrock
OBA Program 2012
Environmental Causes of Action and Stigma Damages
Carleton University 2013
- Water – Federal Legislation
- Property Transfer and Contaminated Sites
- Provincial and Municipal Water Regulation – Ontario
- Liability and Legal Defence
- Environmental Law and Regulation in Ontario – Impact on Engineers’ Responsibilities and Duties to their Client
OBA Program 2014
Insolvency Issues in Environmental Law
Navigating through the Brownfields Remediation Ottawa 2014 Process
Caels Conference 2014
Insolvency Issues in Environment Law
Epic Teaching 2014
- Spills under the Ontario Environmental Protection Act
- Bill C38 and Amendments to the Fisheries Act and the Navigable Waters Protection Act
- Enforcement: Inspection and Investigation