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Friday, December 02, 2022 @ 10:13 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario approves project that could bring hundreds of mining jobs to north of province

An environmental assessment proposal to mine platinum group metals near the town of Marathon has been approved by the Ontario government, in an effort to continuously support the province’s mining sector. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 01, 2022 @ 5:40 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada to consult with stakeholders regarding clean hydrogen investment tax credits

Department of Finance Canada has launched consultations on an investment tax credit for clean hydrogen, based on the lifecycle carbon intensity of hydrogen. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 01, 2022 @ 2:48 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Appellate court reinstates summary judgment in contract dispute, despite ‘imperfect litigation’

The Alberta Court of Appeal has reinstated a summary judgment and dismissal of an appeal in a lengthy legal tug-of-war between a water and wastewater supplier and an oilsands corporation that concerned outstanding invoices for services rendered. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 01, 2022 @ 2:19 PM

Condominium corporation’s duty to address noise complaints Noise

The Superior Court has recently provided guidance on when and in what circumstances a condominium corporation is required to remedy a noise and vibration complaint made by a residential unit owner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - NOVA natural gas pipeline is approved as first project under Canadian Energy Regulator Act

Canada has announced an extension to an existing pipeline system in Alberta for the purpose of transferring natural gas, the first project approved under the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CER). ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 3:52 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2022 @ 3:57 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario’s ‘farm to fork’ initiative launched to strengthen food supply chain

With the release of its Grow Ontario Strategy, the province is promising to strengthen the food supply chain “from farm to fork” ― and its established priorities are on target, says one lawyer working in the food sector. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 1:32 PM

‘Not clear’ how courts will address cabinet-level decision-making after Alberta rulings: law prof Paul Daly, University of Ottawa

Legal experts are saying a pair of recent rulings from Alberta’s top court will likely make it much harder for people to challenge governmental regulations in the province. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 3:29 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 @ 11:45 AM

Legislature has ‘drawn a line in the sand’ regarding Off-Road Vehicles Act exemption, court finds

In a decision finding a “dirt bike was not exempt” from the Off-Road Vehicles Act (ORVA), the Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision, ruling that the Divisional Court “correctly concluded” that the ORVA exemption “applies only” to competitions sponsored by motorcycle associations. ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 5:25 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada to contribute $27 million to creation of ‘first-of-its-kind’ Alberta lithium plant

Canada will invest $27 million to assist the development of a full-scale lithium production plant in Alberta, which it says will enhance electric transportation and create jobs. ... [read more]

Monday, November 28, 2022 @ 4:17 PM - Last Updated: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 8:40 AM

FOLA calls on Toronto, mayor to protect Osgoode Hall grounds from ‘irreversible damage’ by Metrolinx Douglas Judson, FOLA chair

The Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) is speaking out against Metrolinx’s plan to cut down trees on Osgoode Hall’s property to advance the proposed construction of the Ontario Line. ... [read more]