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Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 1:28 PM

Ontario Court of Appeal clarifies leave requirements in class action case Michael Robb, Siskinds LLP

Ontario’s highest court has ruled a lower court justice erred in not denying leave to proceed with a class action against representatives of a mining company, in a decision the lawyer for the plaintiff called important for securities law. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 8:42 AM

HUNTING, FISHING AND LOGGING RIGHTS - Hunting, fishing or trapping - Purpose - For sale - Offences and penalties - Constitutional issues - Recognition of existing aboriginal and treaty rights

Appeal by the Crown from a decision staying charges against Reynolds under the Fish and Wildlife Act. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 10:23 AM

NAFTA talks provide no certainty for Canada's environment wish list Climate Change

The future of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in Chapter 11 of the agreement could also play a role in climate-change policies, posing hurdles this country may not be able to afford. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 2:28 PM

OIL AND GAS - Exploration - Pre-trial procedures - Preliminary determinations - Question of law

Appeal by Northrup from a pre-trial determination of a question of law. The respondent Windsor Energy Inc. (Windsor) conducted seismic testing along a provincial highway right-of-way within a municipal boundary. ... [read more]

Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 12:56 PM

Dentons Boekel adds two partners to Amsterdam practice

Dentons Boekel has strengthened its corporate and M&A practice in Amsterdam with the recruitment of two partners, David Griston and Kuif Klein Wassink. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 9:39 AM

Redwater: The turning tides of regulation in the oil and gas industry Abandoned oil well

The Alberta Court of Appeal struck a blow to the province's energy regulator in siding with the receiver in a bankruptcy case, ruling that it was not responsible for cleaning up abandoned oil wells. The decision wasn't unanimous, and leave to appeal has been sought to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 1:55 PM

Bellemare becomes partner at Davies

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP added an environmental law expert as its latest partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 @ 2:48 PM

B.C. wins appeal to be Trans Mountain intervener, but not without judicial rebuke Eugene_Kung_sm

A federal appeal judge has granted British Columbia intervener status in legal wrangling over the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project — but not without lambasting the province for dragging its feet in entering the fray and being “blasé” in its approach. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

OIL AND GAS - Conservation and licensing - Federal regulation - National Energy Board - Pipelines - Intra-provincial

Appeal by Sawyer from a decision of the National Energy Board (Board) determining that it had no jurisdiction over a proposed gas pipeline. ... [read more]

Monday, August 28, 2017 @ 12:08 PM

Gray joins Gowling WLG's Calgary office

Gowling WLG announces that Alison Gray, a widely respected commercial litigator, has joined the firm as a partner. Gray will be based in the firm’s Calgary office. ... [read more]