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OIL AND GAS - Exploration - Pre-trial procedures - Preliminary determinations - Question of law

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 2:28 PM  

Appeal by Northrup from a pre-trial determination of a question of law. The respondent Windsor Energy Inc. (Windsor) conducted seismic testing along a provincial highway right-of-way within a municipal boundary. The testing was conducted without prior written consent of the municipality. The appellant, the former Minister of Natural Resources, issued a press release stating the respondent's conduct violated the Oil and Natural Gas Act (Act) and the Geophysical Exploration Regulation thereunder. The appellant also filed a complaint with the RCMP. The corporate respondent and its CEO,...