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Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 5:54 PM

The 2019 federal election roundup

With Canadians gearing up for the final day of voting on Monday, we’ve put together a collection of insights we’ve published over the past month or so offering some informed perspectives on the important issues of the federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:26 PM

Election not public consultation, court tells Ford government in repeal of cap-and-trade

Although Greenpeace Canada failed to get a court-ordered reinstatement of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system, it “scored a victory” by having Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government found in violation of the province’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) by acting on its 2018 campaign promise to scrap the greenhouse gas emissions-lowering initiative, says a University of Ottawa law professor who helped argue Greenpeace’s case at the Ontario Superior Court in April. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives — other major parties Federal Election 2019

Canada’s political parties are lining up to make impressive promises to voters and the area of tax is front and centre. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 10:57 AM

Indigenous issues slowly disappear from election 2019 | Pamela Palmater

The unofficial slogan for the 2015 Liberal election campaign was “there is no relationship more important to Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples.” It was a mantra shared repeatedly by Justin Trudeau pre- and post-election and stood in stark contrast to former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s adversarial relationship with First Nations. In fact, it was Trudeau’s election promise to make Indigenous issues a political priority, together with his commitment to a nation-to-nation relationship grounded in respect for Indigenous rights, that helped his party win the Indigenous vote. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION - Approvals, licences and orders - Waters

Appeal by the Province from a decision finding that the Province had a duty to consult with the respondent First Nation respecting the prospective funding by the Province of a new effluent treatment facility. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Gowling partner named leader of firm’s Canadian energy group

Gowling WLG announced that partner Thomas J. Timmins has been appointed leader of the firm’s energy group in Canada. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 @ 8:48 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT - Pipelines - Remedies - Judicial review of administrative action

Motions by 12 sets of parties for leave to bring a judicial review application of the Governor in Council’s decision that approved the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 2:12 PM

Why decision in Squamish fishing case was overturned Bigfish1

In Squamish Nation v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans) 2019 FCA 216, the Federal Court of Appeal considered the Federal Court’s judicial review of the decision of the Regional Director General (RDG) on behalf of the minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). ... [read more]

Friday, October 04, 2019 @ 11:16 AM

Genetic fairness appeal addresses core moral values worthy of protection Bluebodyscience1.jpg

Compelled genetic testing and compelled disclosure of genetic information are socially undesirable evils. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 03, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Political animals in Canada Federal Election

By special request from an animal law superfan, I was asked to take a wide-angle lens to the upcoming federal election in relation to needs of animals. With the Oct. 21 voting day looming, my conclusion is that concerns of animals do not appear to be a juggernaut issue or priority for any of the big four political parties, but that said, some parties do have some animal-centred policies that they have in their contemplation. ... [read more]