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Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 10:23 AM

‘Free Alberta’ strategy calls for constitutional change, possible independence Eric Adams, University of Alberta

As Albertans will head to the polls next week to vote on whether the province should take steps to end equalization payments, a new strategy has emerged which urges Alberta to move towards massive constitutional change or even independence to fight what it calls ill-treatment by Ottawa and eastern Canadian elites. ... [read more]

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 8:11 AM

Pre-election guide to Alberta municipal law Map of Canada with Alberta highlighted

On Oct. 18, Alberta will hold municipal elections. This is the second of two articles seeking to give readers a better understanding of municipal law in Alberta.   ... [read more]

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 2:04 PM

Election-time guide to Alberta municipal law Map of Alberta

On Oct. 18, Alberta will hold municipal elections. This is the first of two articles seeking to give readers a better understanding of municipal law in Alberta. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 12:16 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal releases ‘tentative’ model for in-person proceedings

On Oct. 12, the Ontario Court of Appeal shared a “tentative” model for returning to in-person proceedings with some legal organizations. The model gives counsel the choice to attend court virtually and maintains that “observers, including clients, the media, and members of the public, will not attend in-person.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 3:06 PM

Canada endorses G20’s renewed backing of reformed WTO ‘rules-based’ international trading system Mary Ng

Canada and the other countries of the G20 have reiterated their shared commitment to strengthening the rules-based international trading system, with a reformed World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission renews licence for new generating station at Darlington

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has renewed the site preparation licence held by Ontario Power Generation Inc. for OPG’s Darlington New Nuclear Project, about 65 kilometres east of Toronto. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 11:19 AM

Captain-less ship: Need for regulatory certainty to autonomously explore ocean Robot submarine

Canada has the world’s longest coastline but, compared to other countries, most notably Norway, our ocean economy — $31.7 billion annually in gross domestic product and almost 300,000 jobs — is relatively underdeveloped. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 5:55 AM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Regulatory tribunals - Jurisdiction of board

Appeal by the City of Coquitlam from a decision by the Utilities Commission Reconsideration Panel permitting FortisBC Energy to abandon a decommissioned pipeline. In 2015, the Commission issued a certificate of public convenience and necessity that approved Fortis’s pressure system upgrade projects. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 @ 12:27 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, October 05, 2021 @ 12:41 PM

Ottawa tries to avert energy crisis by opening talks with U.S. over looming oil pipeline shutdown

With the prospect of a major energy crisis in Canada if Michigan successfully shuts down Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac — which supplies much of the petroleum to Ontario and Quebec — Ottawa says it has launched talks provided for by a Canada-U.S. treaty on transit pipelines. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 05, 2021 @ 9:05 AM - Last Updated: Wednesday, October 06, 2021 @ 11:30 AM

Decision shows courts will hold Crown to high standard in engaging with Indigenous nations: scholar Robert Hamilton, University of Calgary

The Federal Court of Appeal has slapped the wrists of the federal government on its engagement with Nunavik Inuit over the hunting of polar bears. ... [read more]