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Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

High time Canada banned cosmetic testing on animals | Victoria Shroff

Twenty-seven European Union countries have already banned cosmetic testing on animals and this was done over a decade ago. Canada could have been number 40 on the world list to ban animal testing for the sake of beauty products, but it wasn’t. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 1:13 PM

Federal Court of Appeal provides clarity on leave motions in Trans Mountain ruling, lawyer says Margot Venton

The latest court ruling on the Trans Mountain pipeline project might well be remembered in legal circles for the surprising twists that occurred in the case and in the decision itself. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

SCC alumni’s role in legal controversies sparks new debate over ex-judges’ return to practice Amy Salyzyn

Is it in the public interest for former Supreme Court of Canada justices to be allowed to provide legal services to governments or other well-heeled clients facing public controversies that could arguably blow back on the reputations of the ex-judges’ former courts or otherwise harm public confidence in the judiciary? ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Youth taking government to court in climate class action youthprotestors

Young people around the world have chimed in on climate change, launching actions against governments across the globe. The youth at the helm of these actions allege that governments are not doing enough to prevent climate change, in breach of their citizens’ constitutional rights. Historically, class actions have been used to “modify the behaviour” of organizations, corporations and the government. Now young people are using them as a vehicle to force governments to comply with emissions targets to combat climate change. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Oregon natural gas facility could be fuelled by Canadian sources LNGtank.jpg

Both documentary evidence and economic theory indicate that natural gas exported from the proposed liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., will be sourced from British Columbia and Alberta. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 8:39 AM

POWERS OF MUNICIPALITY - Regulation of property and activities - Environmental

Appeal by the Canadian Plastic Bag Association from the dismissal of its judicial review application that challenged the respondent City of Victoria’s bylaw that prohibited businesses from providing or selling plastic bags. ... [read more]

Friday, August 23, 2019 @ 6:34 AM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Provincial boards, tribunals and commissions

Application by Equs for leave to appeal a decision of the Alberta Utilities Commission. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

Consultation in fisheries case requires meaningful two-way dialogue: Federal Court of Appeal Lisa Glowacki, Ratcliff & Company LLP

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a decision denying a B.C. First Nation’s attempt to get its allocation of sockeye salmon substantially increased, saying a lower court misinterpreted its request and incorrectly found the government’s need to engage with the nation was on the lower end of the consultation spectrum. ... [read more]

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

Lawyers on access to justice Day of Action multiracialcrowd

Access to justice has two different but intersecting meanings. The first focuses on ensuring that a person who interacts with the justice system can do so with the legal and expert assistance they need to navigate a complex, and often perplexing, system. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 11:58 AM

Securities commission encourages pre-filing reviews of mining disclosure undergroundmine.jpg

On June 6, 2019, the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) published OSC Staff Notice 43-706 — Pre-filing Review of Mining Technical Disclosure. In this staff notice, the OSC encouraged mining issuers to request reviews from OSC staff of their scientific and technical disclosure prior to filing a preliminary short form prospectus. This recommendation for pre-filing reviews stems from consultations held as part of the OSC’s burden reduction task force launched in January 2019. ... [read more]