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Friday, August 02, 2019 @ 10:25 AM

Of mice and mens rea | Marcel Strigberger

An interesting story surfaced from our courts recently. Giant retailers such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot are apparently selling mouse and rat traps that contain glue. Toronto lawyer Sandra Schnurr, founder of a group known as Canadians for Animal Protection, filed a notice of application to ban these retailers and others, such as Canadian Tire, from selling these traps, arguing they are abusive in that they result in an agonizing and prolonged death to the animals. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 01, 2019 @ 11:51 AM

Change needed to laws on mining disaster cleanup: B.C. First Nations group

An organization representing First Nations in British Columbia’s natural resources sector is calling for the provincial government to beef up its laws to ensure mining companies contribute financially to the cleanup of environmental disasters. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 @ 11:50 AM

Summer prep time for animal law teacher teaching owl

Summertime. The word evokes bucolic carefree days of feeling the sand under your toes, capped off with warm nights under twinkly stars gathering to socialize with friends and family. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 11:43 AM

Aquaculture in other jurisdictions silhouettefishing

Globally, Norway has exhibited leadership in developing offshore aquaculture. The legislation in Norway is not dissimilar to Nova Scotia, with provisions about environmental standards, licensing, site allocation, etc. However, the Norwegian government has made reduction of red tape within aquaculture establishment its priority by promoting increased cooperation between the various departments that are stakeholders in the process. Notably, their routine licensing process used to take over a year, and it now less than a six month period. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 11:08 AM

Merger challenge shows Competition Bureau focus on digital economy | Julius Melnitzer

Canada’s new Commissioner of Competition, Matthew Boswell, appointed just four months ago, has taken little time to make his mark as a man of his word. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 @ 8:30 AM

Judges lead cross-border commercial courts co-operation international_law_sm

Important developments in cross-border co-operation among commercial courts have been taking place over at least the past four years, largely under the radar of many lawyers and judges. ... [read more]

Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

Nova Scotia: Aquaculture as part of our culture fish

The potential in Atlantic Canada of economically sustainable aquaculture has been well documented but getting the business to flourish remains a challenge and yet an opportunity for the governments in this region. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 2:13 PM

Tread cautiously in looking at impact of plastic bag decision: law prof Deborah Curran, University of Victoria

The City of Victoria has been dealt a blow in its attempts to rein in the use of plastic after the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled the city erred by not seeking the provincial government’s approval for a bylaw prohibiting businesses from providing or selling plastic bags to customers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September 11 Malcolm Mercer sm

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

WATER - Licensing and permits

Appeal by the defendants from a judgment finding them liable for misfeasance in public office and unlawful means tort. ... [read more]