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Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 5:51 PM

Ontario’s top court rules federal carbon-pricing plan constitutional Stewart Elgie

In a 4-1 opinion released on June 28, the Ontario Court of Appeal held that the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, enacted in April, is constitutional. ... [read more]

Friday, June 28, 2019 @ 8:54 AM

Statement of Principles stays for now as LSO Convocation becomes mired in debate Malcolm Mercer sm

After a full day of debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) was unable to come to a decision on the diversity initiative that has not only divided Convocation, but the profession as well. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 1:34 PM

Federal government targets single-use plastics, plastic packaging PlasticTrash_sm.jpg

As cracks in the Canadian recycling system reveal the extent of our plastics addiction, attention is shifting to how we can reduce the amount of plastic waste entering the environment. ... [read more]

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 @ 6:26 AM

OIL AND GAS - Pipelines - Inter-provincial

Constitutional reference by the Province of British Columbia on the constitutionality of proposed amendments to the Environmental Management Act. ... [read more]

Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 12:27 PM

Ottawa appoints Smith as chief justice of N.S. Supreme Court

The federal Department of Justice on June 24 announced the appointment of Deborah K. Smith as chief justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. ... [read more]

Friday, June 21, 2019 @ 2:32 PM

Downey commits to collaborative approach as Ontario’s new attorney general Exclusive

Lauded by former colleagues for his collegiality, Ontario’s new Attorney General Douglas Richard Downey plans to take a collaborative approach on new initiatives and lingering issues that dogged his predecessor, including one that drew a comment from Canada’s top judge. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 3:28 PM

Mulroney dropped as Ontario AG in cabinet shuffle

Caroline Mulroney is out as attorney general and Doug Downey is in after Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a major cabinet shakeup on June 20. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 2:24 PM

Indigenizing justice | Kurt Sandstrom

As we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day (June 21) and their culture, achievements and contributions, this is also an opportunity to consider how the justice system can better meet the needs of Indigenous people. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 9:46 AM

‘Ambiguity’ in Federal Court of Appeal ruling over flooded Indigenous lands could spur appeal to SCC: scholar John Borrows

Two years ago, in Southwind v. Canada 2017 FC 906, the Federal Court awarded Lac Seul First Nation in northwestern Ontario $30 million in equitable compensation for breach of the federal government’s fiduciary duty after a dam — built in the township of Ear Falls in 1929 as part of a hydroelectric project to generate power across the Ontario-Manitoba border to Winnipeg — raised the water level of the lake and resulted in flooding of 17 per cent of the reserve, or 11,304 acres of land. ... [read more]

Monday, June 17, 2019 @ 2:54 PM

Major subrogation trial proves value of good record keeping oilbarrelspillclose_sm.jpg

On March 28, 2019, Justice Gillian Marriott released her decision in ISH Energy Ltd. v. Weber Contract Services Inc. [2019] A.J. No. 391 and found in favour of ISH Energy Ltd. ... [read more]