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Thursday, May 23, 2019 @ 9:26 AM

Legal observers divided over constitutionality of Alberta energy export law Eric Adams, University of Alberta faculty of law

Although many eyes have turned their attention to the national fight over carbon taxes, a smaller disagreement is brewing in the western part of the country over the right to control the flow of natural resources between provinces. ... [read more]

Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 3:15 PM

Powering a low-carbon future hyrdodam

Ontario’s mission to power a low-carbon future is on the rise and it should continue. ... [read more]

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 9:04 AM

Boards’ fiduciary duty to keep informed on global issues progressive_board_sm

Is a board that cannot articulate the most material ESG (environmental, social, governance) issues in breach of their fiduciary duty? ... [read more]

Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 11:39 AM

New counsel for Fasken’s Calgary real estate group

Fasken announced that Ken Stewart has joined the firm as counsel to the real estate group. He will be based in the Calgary office.   ... [read more]

Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 11:49 AM

Decline of environmental law, public oversight in Ontario’s North Northernmap.jpg

Ontario is witnessing a swift and disturbing de-evolution of its key environmental laws. The province has proposed to further add to the already expansive list of projects exempt from the Environmental Assessment Act (EAA) and amend rather than fully implement the Endangered Species Act (ESA). ... [read more]

Thursday, May 09, 2019 @ 1:37 PM

Ex-Miller Thomson counsel named deputy minister of Alberta Ministry of Energy

Miller Thomson announced that its former associate counsel Grant Sprague has been named deputy minister of the Alberta Ministry of Energy. ... [read more]

Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 6:03 PM - Last Updated: Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 10:38 PM

Saskatchewan Appeal Court rules carbon tax valid, so all eyes on Ontario, says legal mind Nathalie_Chalifour_sm

The Saskatchewan Appeal Court’s ruling that the federal government’s carbon tax imposed in that province is constitutionally sound “likely” paves the way for a similar decision to be made in Ontario, says a legal mind. ... [read more]

Friday, May 03, 2019 @ 12:39 PM

Migrant workers fight back through courts, law reform advocacy silhouettefarmer_jpg

Migrant workers Maila Ceguerra, Lourdes dela Pena, Jesse Veneranda and Marisol Bobadilla have filed an Ontario small claims court action against recruitment agency Link4Staff Inc and their former employer Sharon Mushroom Farm. In addition to this civil action, Laxman Marsonia, the farm owner, faces human trafficking and misrepresentation-related charges under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. ... [read more]

Monday, April 29, 2019 @ 2:46 PM

Why elected officials should attend energy geography class Geography class

Canada and the United States are particularly gifted with energy resources. Oil, natural gas, coal, uranium, hydroelectricity, wind and solar are plentiful. ... [read more]

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Free Willy bill whale of a win for cetaceans 3whales.jpg

Animal law was in the news again on April 2. Bill S-203, a private member’s bill originally tabled some four years ago, Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, passed the scrutiny of the committee, where bills are scrutinized to the comma and picked apart line by line. ... [read more]