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Alberta exploring mutual recognition of provincial regulations
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said mutual recognition of provincial regulations has the ‘potential to be a massive step forward in building a more efficient and prosperous Canada.’
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said mutual recognition of provincial regulations has the ‘potential to be a massive step forward in building a more efficient and prosperous Canada.’

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 3:07 PM

Alberta’s government is planning to examine the merits of the mutual recognition of provincial regulations as a means of cutting red tape and helping the economy grow. Mutual recognition occurs when two or more jurisdictions recognize each other’s policies or decisions, such as on goods or professional credentials. It goes a step beyond the concept of national treatment which has underpinned many international trade agreements in the past, in which jurisdictions keep their rules in place and a good must adhere to the rules in both jurisdictions. ... [read more]

Quebec Superior Court suspends Bill 96’s translation requirement until constitutionality determined

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 4:43 PM

A constitutional challenge to Quebec’s Bill 96 — which updated existing law regarding the use of French language in Quebec — has passed its first hurdle. ... [read more]

B.C. First Nation granted leave to intervene in appeal of mineral claims decision

Friday, August 12, 2022 @ 3:35 PM

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has granted the Tahltan Central Government leave to intervene in an appeal regarding the “rights to rock wastage and tailings in Albino Lake.” ... [read more]

Bankruptcy case won’t erase $19 million in monetary sanctions, B.C. appellate court rules

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 5:23 PM

A couple will still owe millions of dollars to the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) even if they are discharged from bankruptcy, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled in a case that began before the commission in 2012. ... [read more]

Albertans do not support provincial police force, RCMP union claims

Thursday, August 11, 2022 @ 4:28 PM

A union representing RCMP members is calling out the Alberta government for creating a website touting its proposal to move away from the national force and toward creating its own police service. ... [read more]