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Tuesday, June 26, 2018 @ 9:02 AM

Pipelines and pot — a primer on paramountcy pipelineundercity_sm.jpg

The federal government’s announcement that it was purchasing the rights to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline opened a new front in the battle over whether and how Canada should transport hydrocarbon-based energy sources, largely from Alberta, from “wellhead to tidewater.” ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 6:19 PM - Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 11:55 AM

Chief Justice Wagner calls for judicial discipline reforms as Ottawa drags heels on removing sidelined judge Richard Wagner

Canada’s top judge has called on the Trudeau government to enact reforms to reduce the persistent lengthy delays and high costs of the federal judicial discipline process. ... [read more]

Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:54 PM

Exploring the environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation Pot_pollution_sm.jpg

With the passage of Bill C-45 (the Cannabis Act) by the House of Commons and Senate this week, Canada is on the verge of becoming the first G-7 country to legalize recreational cannabis. While much of the focus of cannabis legalization has been on public health and safety, the environmental impacts of cannabis cultivation are only starting to be explored. Depending on the nature and location of a proposed facility, the cultivation of cannabis on a commercial scale entail a number of environmental considerations. ... [read more]

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 11:42 AM

New member joins Harper Grey

Vancouver-based Harper Grey LLP has taken on a new associate counsel. ... [read more]

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 10:38 AM

Unpacking Doug Ford’s plan for Ontario’s energy sector | Caroline Jageman

Before he was elected, Ontario’s premier-designate Doug Ford published his vision for Ontario, “For the People, A Plan For Ontario,” and the portion that relates to energy can be divided into five main promises: ... [read more]

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 8:47 AM

ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation

Action by five plaintiff First Nations for declaratory and related relief in respect of an aboriginal right to fish. ... [read more]

Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 10:11 AM - Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2018 @ 3:33 PM

SCC affirms 7-2 Ontario and B.C. regulators’ denial of accreditation to TWU’s proposed law school Janet Epp Buckingham

In a four-opinion ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled 7-2 that the refusal of the law societies of Ontario and B.C. to accredit Trinity Western University’s (TWU) proposed law school was reasonable because the regulators proportionately balanced the impact on the religious freedom rights of TWU’s community with the regulators’ mandate to protect the public — including promoting equal access to the legal profession, diversity and lawyer competence, as well as upholding a positive public perception of the legal profession. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 14, 2018 @ 4:31 PM

SCC affirms laws are not a ‘service’ open to challenge at a federal human rights tribunal Clément Gascon

The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously upheld a human rights tribunal’s dismissal of complaints against the refusal to register certain people as “Indians” because their direct attack on the legislated eligibility requirements for registered Indian status does not amount to a complaint about the discriminatory provision of a “service” under s. 5 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA). ... [read more]

Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 12:57 PM

Doug Ford vs. Ontario Hydro brass | Caroline Jageman

On June 7, Doug Ford received a strong mandate from Ontario voters to implement his vision for the province. ... [read more]

Friday, June 08, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

B.C. Court of Appeal decision clarifies scope of collateral attack doctrine: lawyer Arden Beddoes, Arvay Finlay LLP

The B.C. Court of Appeal has reinstated an energy company’s civil action for misfeasance against the province over its denial of a permit for a hydro project, saying a lower court judge erred when she determined the case was a collateral attack against provincial decision-makers. ... [read more]