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Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 11:46 AM

Gowling WLG adds three partners to Calgary office

Gowling WLG announced the addition of three new partners to its Calgary office: Caireen Hanert, Josh Jantzi and Jonathan (Jay) Lalach. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 10:45 AM

Trans Mountain decision proves Canada a G7 country at war with itself Protesters_sm.jpg

It would appear that lightning does strike twice! ... [read more]

Thursday, September 06, 2018 @ 9:22 AM

CJC to appeal Federal Court’s ruling that judicial council subject to judicial review; discipline body alleges errors, appearance of bias Simon Noel

The Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) is appealing an important jurisdictional decision in which the presiding Federal Court judge accuses the leadership of the council of 39 chief justices of disrespecting his court and making poor litigation choices, and also “questions” whether CJC responses to queries from The Lawyer’s Daily amounted to “pressuring” federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould to fire a Quebec judge “without regard for the judicial [review] proceedings that are legitimately before this [Federal] Court. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 @ 10:55 AM

Crown consultation on Trans Mountain: Size does not equal substance transmountain_sm.jpg

Tsleil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 FCA 153 provokes a strong sense of déjà vu. A pipeline connecting the oil sands to the Pacific. A challenge to the Federal Court of Appeal by a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations. Justice Eleanor Dawson writing that Canada’s consultation “fell well short of the mark”. Hasn’t this happened before? ... [read more]

Friday, August 31, 2018 @ 2:31 PM

Quebec’s $3 billion sustainable mobility investment quebecblue_sm.jpg

On April 17, 2018, Quebec unveiled its Sustainable Mobility Policy – 2030 Transporting Québec Towards Modernity, as well as its Action Plan 2018-2023. The action plan will represent an investment of nearly $3 billion over a period of five. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 11:50 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 3:57 PM

Federal Court of Appeal quashes Trans Mountain pipeline, citing environmental, Indigenous concerns Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan College of Law

The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the federal government’s approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline project, saying the National Energy Board (NEB)’s review of the project was flawed and that Canada did not properly consult with Indigenous peoples who would be affected by the project. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 12:45 PM

Tesla victory in Ontario explains how Ford targeted the carmaker Tesla

In a decision released on Aug. 27, Tesla scored a significant victory over the new Ontario government. The court quashed and set aside the province’s “unlawful exercises of discretion” contained in its announced wind-down of Ontario’s subsidies program for electric vehicle purchases — a wind down from which only Tesla and its customers had been excluded. ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

Federal cabinet committees, ministers’ mandates rejigged; Blair to study full ban on handguns, assault weapons Justin Trudeau

As the Liberal government gears up for the federal election next year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has rejigged his cabinet committees and issued formal marching orders to the 10 cabinet ministers he shuffled or newly appointed last July, including border czar, Bill Blair. ... [read more]

Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

B.C. Appeal Court case has potential to bring human rights protections to corporations: lawyer

The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled it does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a labour arbitrator’s decision in a conflict between a union and a logging company owned by a First Nations band, and the union’s lawyer is saying the arbitrator’s ruling has the potential to lead to the application of the B.C. Human Rights Code to corporations in the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 23, 2018 @ 12:43 PM

Nova Scotia’s tidal energy generation: Commercialize this Nova Scotia

Making the most of Nova Scotia’s unique geography, Nova Scotia is developing a regulated marine renewable energy industry that is the first of its kind in Canada and perhaps globally. Encouraged by increasing interest from tidal energy researchers and developers in the Bay of Fundy which not only has the world’s highest tides but is also in close proximity to potential energy markets, the provincial government in Nova Scotia has responded with pioneering legislation regulating this emerging industry. ... [read more]