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Friday, April 05, 2019 @ 8:28 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Pleadings - Amendment of - Statement of claim

Appeal by the Stoney Tribal Council from a case management order. ... [read more]

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 @ 2:46 PM

Access to environmental justice in Canada: The road ahead roadaheadlandscape

Across Canada, low-income persons and disadvantaged communities often bear a disproportionate burden of the adverse health and environmental impacts from contaminants that are discharged into air, land and water. ... [read more]

Monday, April 01, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Treaty relationships from an Indigenous perspective | Angelique EagleWoman

Since time immemorial, Indigenous peoples have engaged in kinship relationships and formed alliances, confederations and networks of relatives. Aboriginal peoples have ceremonies to adopt adult relatives with the intention of connecting in kinship to other peoples, extending circles of community, commerce and goodwill. Making relatives is a sacred and significant obligation taken seriously by Indigenous peoples. Obligations and long-term consequences require forethought and contemplation joined with prayer and ceremony to form new kinship relationships and to renew those relationships at regular intervals. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 11:49 AM

An opportunity wasted | Bruce McDougall

One of the more memorable details that emerged from the brouhaha involving the Liberal government and SNC-Lavalin was the refusal of Jody Wilson-Raybould to assume the role of minister of Indigenous Services. According to reports, she said she’d spent her life opposed to the Indian Act, which underlies the federal government’s relationship with Indigenous peoples, and she did not want to take charge of programs administered under its authority. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 @ 8:52 AM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation

Appeal by the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government and the Tsilhqot’in Nation from a judicial review judgment. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ 2:16 PM

Nova Scotia tidal energy generation: Regulate this Nova Scotia map

Coming into force in Jan. 2016, The Marine Renewable Energy Act  has been a driving force behind environmentally conscious development of the marine environment here in Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 10:58 AM

Still waters run deep: Ramifications of Redwater ancientoilwells_sm.jpg

Just over a month after the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its precedent-setting decision in Redwater (Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd. 2019 SCC 5), companies are still scrambling to understand exactly how this will impact their operations moving forward. While the oil and gas sector will inevitably feel the full brunt of the decision, they’re not the only industry set to suffer. Industries like mining, power, lumber, pulp and paper and any one where the provinces legislate on abandonment, reclamation and remediation are all set to be impacted. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 8:17 AM

FISHING - License types - Commercial fishery - Conditions

Appeal by Elson from a decision dismissing his application for judicial review of a decision of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 @ 5:42 PM

Budget 2019 includes more cash for reconciliation, immigration legal aid and judges for Federal Court Bill Morneau

Annual updates to federal regulations, a broadened money laundering offence, more judges and cash for the Federal Court and a boost for immigration legal aid are among the justice-related measures Ottawa announced in the 2019 federal budget. ... [read more]

Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 10:35 AM

A court where the complainant always wins provincial flags

There exists a little-known dispute resolution venue where the complainant has always won. It doesn’t have a permanent location, nor does it have a standing set of adjudicators. And at this venue, no matter how grievous the infraction of the responding party, there is no immediate pathway to seek compensation for damages. What adjudicatory system is this? It is the dispute resolution process under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement. ... [read more]