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Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 10:15 AM

Updated: Supreme Court clarifies duty to consult Karakatsanis

The Supreme Court of Canada has shed new light on the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous groups prior to the National Energy Board (NEB), or other regulatory agency, approving resource developments that could affect treaty or Indigenous rights. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 06:56 AM

Federal Court sides with B.C. man in appeal over pipeline assessment

An environmentally minded British Columbia man has won a federal appeal in his fight to have the National Energy Board regulate a planned B.C. pipeline after a judge found the board erred in insisting the resident had no case in calling for federal assessment of the project. ... [read more]

Monday, July 24, 2017 @ 10:38 AM

Industry report calls out Ontario for lack of regulation of organic foods Glenford Jameson

A lobby organization for Canada’s fast-growing organic sector is labelling Ontario a laggard when it comes to standards for organic foods, but an industry expert says adopting a more stringent regulatory framework may be problematic. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 02:41 PM

Ontario breached its duty to consult before approving quarry licence: Divisional Court Cathy Guirguis

The Ontario government failed to carry out its duty to consult a First Nation on numerous occasions before approving a licence for a limestone quarry, the province’s Divisional Court has ruled, setting aside the licence and ordering adequate consultations on the project. ... [read more]

Friday, July 21, 2017 @ 10:31 AM

Dentons to combine with top Scottish firm

Dentons announced on July 21 that it is to combine with leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Court rejects attempt to dismiss applications targeting government's pesticide registration process Julia Croome

A Federal Court case management judge has allowed two applications that seek to protect bees from neonicotinoid pesticides to move forward, rejecting motions brought by Health Canada and four chemical companies that they should be dismissed. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

Two associates join Willms & Shier's environmental practice

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP has hired Serin Remedios and Victoria Chai as associates. Both were articling students at the Toronto firm and were called to the bar this year. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

OIL AND GAS - Lease or license for production - Working interest - Participation agreement - Overriding royalties

Appeal by the plaintiff, IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc., from the dismissal of its action against the defendants for damages for breach of contract. The parties were multinational companies who entered a contract in respect of a Canadian oil and gas partnership at an Alberta property known as Eyehill Creek ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 07:24 AM

Proposals to rebuild environmental assessment and regulation don't go far enough: association

A federal government discussion paper that outlines proposals to undo some of the controversial changes on environmental assessment and regulation made in 2012 by its predecessor shows promise but fails to introduce “once-in-a-generation” improvements, says the Canadian Environmental Law Association. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 02:19 PM

Tickle joins McMillan's financial services group in Vancouver

Vicki Tickle has joined the Vancouver office of McMillan LLP as a partner. She’ll be a member of the firm’s financial services group working in the insolvency and restructuring practice area. ... [read more]