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Natural Resources


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]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 2:25 PM

After NAFTA won’t be found in Washington, Ottawa canada_u.s._trade_sm

As Canada and the United States wrap up more than two years of work on the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), one pressing question remains for the cross-border business community — what can we expect after NAFTA? The answer rests not in Washington, D.C., or Ottawa, but in state and provincial capitals throughout North America. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 02, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Violation of court order in Trans Mountain appeal ‘attack on the rule of law,’ judge says

The Federal Court of Appeal has ordered one of the First Nations involved in the appeal of Canada’s most recent approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project to rewrite its application for judicial review, saying it made a “serious and deliberate” violation of the order granting leave. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 01, 2019 @ 8:37 AM

SALE OF GOODS - Future goods

Appeal by the plaintiff from the trial judgment that set aside a series of forward streaming contracts and security instruments between the parties. ... [read more]

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

B.C. gets go-ahead to challenge Alberta’s turn-off-the-taps bill in Federal Court Eric Adams

Alberta’s punitive turn-off-the-taps law against British Columbia has been temporarily suspended but it will likely be struck down in the end, predicts a University of Alberta constitutional law professor. ... [read more]

Friday, September 27, 2019 @ 1:17 PM

Recent environmental assessment reforms in Ontario Ontarioflag

Considerable public and political debate continues to accompany the Impact Assessment Act, which was enacted by Parliament in June 2019 as part of the omnibus Bill C-69. ... [read more]