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Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Challenge of B.C. dam project likely headed to Supreme Court: observer Gordon Christie

British Columbia’s decision to complete construction of a controversial hydroelectric dam project has led to a challenge on the grounds the project violates a hundred-year-old treaty, a case that observers say raises questions on the conflict between Indigenous rights and Crown sovereignty and may find itself in Canada's top court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 3:24 PM

Gowling partner to head Canadian Solar Industries Association

Thomas J. Timmins, who is a Toronto-based partner of Gowling WLG and the leader of the firm’s renewable energy group, has been named as chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

Banking executive joins Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation

Investment banker and lawyer John Tuer has been named as director of Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

Dissolution of Ontario Municipal Board step backward, environmental lawyers say Richard Lindgren

Ontario has passed new legislation that will replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with a tribunal it purports will improve the speed, fairness and affordability of land use hearings throughout the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 9:23 AM

Climate-related financial disclosure proposals receive tidal wave of support Climate change

The One Planet Summit in France on Dec. 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change. It was announced that support has more than doubled in recent months for a new initiative designed to persuade companies around the globe to disclose their exposure to climate-change risks. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

Group urges answers from Canadian embassy in Guatemala on protection of lawyer

A group of lawyers is demanding to know what Canada’s embassy in Guatemala is doing there to protect a fellow advocate under threat while acting for opponents to a Canadian mining project. ... [read more]

Friday, December 08, 2017 @ 11:55 AM

Former Molson executive Giguère joins Boralex board

Marie Giguère is the newest member of the board of directors of Boralex Inc. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 8:34 AM

Canadian ownership in domestic oil and gas grows as foreign interest wanes Canada oil industry

Foreign investment in the country’s oil and gas industry has ebbed and flowed with the shifting forces of economic nationalism. More recently, investment capital has left due to the industry’s lack of competitiveness, relative to opportunities elsewhere. The challenge for Canada will be to implement changes that will signal a hospitable environment for investment in its energy sector. ... [read more]

Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 3:28 PM

Top court rules Yukon improperly tried to alter land use plan Andromache KARAKATSANIS

The Yukon government’s unsuccessful attempt to sidestep a collaborative land use planning process established by a modern treaty doesn’t give it the right to a restart, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ 1:55 PM

McKercher partner appointed to federal bench

Paul Favel, who is a member of the Poundmaker Cree Nation, has been named as the newest addition to the Federal Court. ... [read more]