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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 8:27 AM

Why go back to the courthouse? | Gary Joseph

Let me begin by saying that I very much miss in-person court. I miss the interactions with my colleagues at the bar. I miss the formality of the courtroom. I miss the vibe of the courthouse. I even miss “robing up.” Further, I believe that the courthouse is a symbol of our democracy, the rule of law which we all should cherish, and I love to be a participant in the role it plays in our society, but … as we move closer to in-person attendances, I ask why go back? ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 6:17 AM

TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS - Co-management agreements

Appeal by the Makivik Corporation, the Cree Grand Council, and the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board from a judicial review judgment. The Nunavik Inuit Land Claims Agreement was a modern treaty which, among other things, established a co-management regime for wildlife in the Nunavik Marine Region through the Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board. ... [read more]

Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 9:13 AM

McInnes Cooper announces 14 associates at three offices

McInnes Cooper announced that the following associates have joined its team: Nicolette Belliveau (Moncton), Colin Boyd, Savannah DeWolfe, Sarah Douglas, Noah Entwisle, Raylene Langor, Matthew Orrell, Jeremy Ryant and Megan Thompson (Halifax), Tom Creagh, Justin LeBlanc, Eric Lecompte, Parker Menzies and Emily Scholten (Fredericton). ... [read more]

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 10:23 AM

‘Free Alberta’ strategy calls for constitutional change, possible independence Eric Adams, University of Alberta

As Albertans will head to the polls next week to vote on whether the province should take steps to end equalization payments, a new strategy has emerged which urges Alberta to move towards massive constitutional change or even independence to fight what it calls ill-treatment by Ottawa and eastern Canadian elites. ... [read more]

Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 8:11 AM

Pre-election guide to Alberta municipal law Map of Canada with Alberta highlighted

On Oct. 18, Alberta will hold municipal elections. This is the second of two articles seeking to give readers a better understanding of municipal law in Alberta.   ... [read more]

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 2:04 PM

Election-time guide to Alberta municipal law Map of Alberta

On Oct. 18, Alberta will hold municipal elections. This is the first of two articles seeking to give readers a better understanding of municipal law in Alberta. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 14, 2021 @ 12:16 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal releases ‘tentative’ model for in-person proceedings

On Oct. 12, the Ontario Court of Appeal shared a “tentative” model for returning to in-person proceedings with some legal organizations. The model gives counsel the choice to attend court virtually and maintains that “observers, including clients, the media, and members of the public, will not attend in-person.” ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 3:06 PM

Canada endorses G20’s renewed backing of reformed WTO ‘rules-based’ international trading system Mary Ng

Canada and the other countries of the G20 have reiterated their shared commitment to strengthening the rules-based international trading system, with a reformed World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 1:44 PM

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission renews licence for new generating station at Darlington

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission has renewed the site preparation licence held by Ontario Power Generation Inc. for OPG’s Darlington New Nuclear Project, about 65 kilometres east of Toronto. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 11:19 AM

Captain-less ship: Need for regulatory certainty to autonomously explore ocean Robot submarine

Canada has the world’s longest coastline but, compared to other countries, most notably Norway, our ocean economy — $31.7 billion annually in gross domestic product and almost 300,000 jobs — is relatively underdeveloped. ... [read more]