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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 2:49 PM

Broad support for new Canada climate law in upcoming Ford judicial challenge chimney and arrow

The Ontario Court of Appeal has scheduled four days, starting in mid-April, to address Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s constitutional challenge of Canada’s new Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Premier Ford’s judicial challenge to Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act smokestackwitharrow.jpg

Canada has remarkably broad support from unlikely allies who agree its new law to fight climate change should be upheld, and the Ford government’s constitutional challenge rejected, when the Ontario Court of Appeal hears four days of arguments set for mid-April. Even major carbon emitters support Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). The Act took effect April 1. ... [read more]

Friday, April 05, 2019 @ 8:28 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Pleadings - Amendment of - Statement of claim

Appeal by the Stoney Tribal Council from a case management order. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 @ 2:46 PM

Access to environmental justice in Canada: The road ahead roadaheadlandscape

Across Canada, low-income persons and disadvantaged communities often bear a disproportionate burden of the adverse health and environmental impacts from contaminants that are discharged into air, land and water. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Treaty relationships from an Indigenous perspective | Angelique EagleWoman

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have engaged in kinship relationships and formed alliances, confederations and networks of relatives. Aboriginal peoples have ceremonies to adopt adult relatives with the intention of connecting in kinship to other peoples, extending circles of community, commerce and goodwill. Making relatives is a sacred and significant obligation taken seriously by Indigenous peoples. Obligations and long-term consequences require forethought and contemplation joined with prayer and ceremony to form new kinship relationships and to renew those relationships at regular intervals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 11:49 AM

An opportunity wasted | Bruce McDougall

One of the more memorable details that emerged from the brouhaha involving the Liberal government and SNC-Lavalin was the refusal of Jody Wilson-Raybould to assume the role of minister of Indigenous Services. According to reports, she said she’d spent her life opposed to the Indian Act, which underlies the federal government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, and she did not want to take charge of programs administered under its authority. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 8:52 AM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation

Appeal by the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and the Tsilhqot’in Nation from a judicial review judgment. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 2:16 PM

Nova Scotia tidal energy generation: Regulate this Nova Scotia map

Coming into force in Jan. 2016, The Marine Renewable Energy Act  has been a driving force behind environmentally conscious development of the marine environment here in Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

Still waters run deep: Ramifications of Redwater ancientoilwells_sm.jpg

Just over a month after the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its precedent-setting decision in Redwater (Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd. 2019 SCC 5), companies are still scrambling to understand exactly how this will impact their operations moving forward. While the oil and gas sector will inevitably feel the full brunt of the decision, they’re not the only industry set to suffer. Industries like mining, power, lumber, pulp and paper and any one where the provinces legislate on abandonment, reclamation and remediation are all set to be impacted. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 8:17 AM

FISHING - License types - Commercial fishery - Conditions

Appeal by Elson from a decision dismissing his application for judicial review of a decision of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. ... [read more]