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Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 11:41 AM

Nova Scotia: Cap and trade your GHG emissions Halifax

In October 2017, Nova Scotia amended the Environment Act (Nova Scotia) to allow the province to implement a cap-and-trade program. The impact of this program will be felt intensely within the Nova Scotia business community and in particular the energy sector, as the following types of companies must report their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, get them verified by a third party and participate in the cap-and-trade program: ... [read more]

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 11:38 AM

Pesticides and products liability: American success, Canadian challenge Cropduster.jpg

In August 2018, a verdict of a California jury in Johnson v. Monsanto found Monsanto liable to a groundskeeper who said the company’s weedkiller, Roundup (active ingredient glyphosate), caused his cancer. The jury awarded DeWayne Johnson US$289 million in damages, later reduced to US$78 million by the judge on an appeal by the company. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 10:50 AM

The end of big hydro hydro dam

From the Tennessee to the Columbia rivers, hydroelectric dams have played a decisive role in making cheap electricity widely distributed throughout the North American economy. From declining fish populations to flooded land, some Canadians and Americans have had to pay a higher price to make hydro power possible. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 10:29 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 11:20 AM

Ottawa’s public directive on litigation in Indigenous cases aims to hold Crown to account on reconciliation: DOJ Karenna_Williams

​​​Indigenous law practitioners say the Attorney General of Canada’s recently unveiled directive to federal Crown lawyers mandating a “significant shift” in Indigenous litigation could assist their clients — especially if judges push Department of Justice (DOJ) counsel to walk Ottawa’s talk. ... [read more]

Monday, January 21, 2019 @ 12:38 PM

BLG’s Calgary office gets new commercial litigation partner

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) announced that Jonathan Liteplo has joined the firm as a partner in the commercial litigation group. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 11:26 AM

Court must balance rules of evidence while recognizing Indigenous traditions, B.C. judge rules Merle Alexander, Miller Titerle & Co.

In a ruling being characterized as a first in Canada, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled an Indigenous elder can present evidence as part of a panel during depositions in a land claims case, which the First Nation’s counsel is describing as “righting a historical wrong” and providing a method for evidence to be as reliable and meaningful as possible. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 17, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Electricity

Application by TransAlta Generation Partnership (TransAlta) to strike the Balancing Pool’s application. ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 11:47 AM

Stikeman Elliott’s co-head of global mining group returns to Aussie roots

Quentin Markin returned his practice in Stikeman Elliott’s Sydney office to continue to service and grow the firm’s international initiatives in Australasia.   ... [read more]

Monday, January 14, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

Ontario opens for business but forgets Walkerton lessons moneyforwater.jpg

Ontario’s Bill 66 (Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018) will likely trigger intense second reading debate when the provincial legislature resumes sitting in February. ... [read more]

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

Feds toughen, expand list of integrity regime offences | Julius Melnitzer

The federal government’s changes to the integrity regime, which came into force on Jan. 1, 2019 to help ensure it does business with ethical suppliers in Canada and abroad, could well be a wake-up call for business. ... [read more]