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Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 12:34 PM

Report raises concerns about potential $8 billion Alberta oil well liability Alastair Lucas, University of Calgary Faculty of Law

A prominent think tank is raising concerns about a potential $8 billion liability if “orphaned” oil wells in Alberta are not dealt with, and a number of legal scholars are saying a recent court decision has muddied the waters considerably. ... [read more]

Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 12:46 PM

Binnie says judges should lead by crafting new remedies for corporate abuses abroad Exclusive

One of Canada’s leading jurists is urging judges here to be more creative in developing the common law to provide access to justice for those harmed by Canadian mining companies or other extractive businesses operating abroad. ... [read more]

Friday, September 29, 2017 @ 8:38 AM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Operation of utility - Toll methodology - Rates

Appeal by the Yukon Energy Corporation (YEC) from an order of the Yukon Utilities Board (Board) setting a rate for its wholesale electricity sales. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 28, 2017 @ 2:51 PM

Gowling WLG adds partner with northern experience

Adam Chamberlain, who specializes in environmental law, is joining Gowling WLG's Toronto practice as a partner. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 9:39 AM

Light shed on when electricity distributors can share customer data with police Electricity distributors

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision found that the use of customer information by police without consent or judicial authorization is an unreasonable search and seizure. The ruling is in line with evolving case law that individuals reasonably have a heightened expectation of privacy over activities conducted in their own homes. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 11:49 AM

Ontario government sued over energy charge Jerome Morse, Morse Shannon LLP

An Ontario manufacturer has filed a lawsuit against the provincial government arguing the global adjustment (GA) fee charged on energy bills is unconstitutional, a case that an observer says will end up in front of the Supreme Court of Canada "no question." ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

Ontario government sued for lack of action on endangered species Nick Wright

The government of Ontario is being taken to court by an environmental organization that alleges the provincial Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has not done enough to protect endangered species. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2017 @ 1:30 PM

West Coast Environmental Law Association grows team

Stephanie Hewson is the latest addition to the Vancouver-based West Coast Environmental Law Association. As a staff counsel, Hewson will be working on the association's marine program. ... [read more]

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]