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Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

Still waters run deep: Ramifications of Redwater ancientoilwells_sm.jpg

Just over a month after the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its precedent-setting decision in Redwater (Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd. 2019 SCC 5), companies are still scrambling to understand exactly how this will impact their operations moving forward. While the oil and gas sector will inevitably feel the full brunt of the decision, they’re not the only industry set to suffer. Industries like mining, power, lumber, pulp and paper and any one where the provinces legislate on abandonment, reclamation and remediation are all set to be impacted. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:42 PM

Budget 2019 includes more cash for reconciliation, immigration legal aid and judges for Federal Court Bill Morneau

Annual updates to federal regulations, a broadened money laundering offence, more judges and cash for the Federal Court and a boost for immigration legal aid are among the justice-related measures Ottawa announced in the 2019 federal budget. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Standing

Application by the defendant for an order dismissing the plaintiff’s claim on the grounds that it was a collateral attack. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 10:37 AM

PROCEEDINGS - Settlements

Determination of whether a settlement for an infant plaintiff should be approved. ... [read more]

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 10:34 AM

DISCRIMINATION - Context - Workplace discrimination - Job competition

Appeal by Ayangma from dismissal of his application for judicial review of a decision of the Human Rights Commission refusing to refer his complaint for a hearing by the Labour and Employment Board. ... [read more]

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:34 AM

CORPORATIONS - Oppression remedy - Standing

Motion by the defendants for summary dismissal of the plaintiff’s oppression claim. ... [read more]

Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

ENFORCEMENT AND PROCEDURE - Parties - Intervenors

Application by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) for leave to intervene in an appeal of a decision of a Human Rights Board of Inquiry. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Fasken adds counsel to Calgary litigation, dispute resolution group

Fasken announced that David Kitchen has joined the firm as counsel to the litigation and dispute resolution group in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 1:34 PM

Justice minister defends bill to reveal judges’ expenses as senators prepare to reduce disclosure requirements David_Lametti

Justice Minister David Lametti says he is “quite happy” with a Trudeau government bill that the judiciary warns would violate judicial independence and endanger its members’ security by requiring all 1,178 federal judges, for the first time, to publicly disclose their individual expenses — which collectively totalled nearly $34 million in the last fiscal year. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Legislation - Interpretation

Appeal by the plaintiff from the summary dismissal of its claim. ... [read more]