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Monday, November 20, 2017 @ 3:53 PM

Canadian challenge to softwood lumber duties shows importance of NAFTA: experts Lawrence Herman

A recent decision by the United States to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber is heading to a binational panel of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to decide whether or not Canada is unfairly subsidizing lumber producers. Legal experts are saying it is too early to determine if Canada will be successful in this challenge as it has been in the past, but it does highlight the importance of keeping the dispute mechanism provisions of NAFTA in place as the agreement faces renegotiation. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:29 AM

Reducing emissions: A cross-Canada primer on where the provinces stand greenhouse_gas_sm

With the recent announcement by the Manitoba government that it will implement a carbon price of $25/tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent — joining four other provinces that have already implemented such systems — Canada’s carbon pricing landscape is slowly taking shape. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:20 AM

CIVIL PROCEDURE - Costs - Security for costs - Where plaintiff resident out of jurisdiction - Appeal costs

Motion by the appellants to vary a security for costs order. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

MacDonald appointed to Newfoundland and Labrador bench

Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, a partner with Cox & Palmer has been named as a judge of the Trial Division of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John’s. ... [read more]

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

Beaumont joins Lavery Lawyers

Lavery Lawyers has added Marie-Lou Beaumont to its business law group. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

Langlois adds commercial law expertise

Roger Bill is the latest member of Langlois lawyers LLP. He joined the firm’s Montreal office as lawyer in the business law group. ... [read more]

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 9:43 AM

Greening federal environmental law: Canada at a crossroads | Richard Lindgren

As the government enters the third year of its electoral mandate, many observers agree that Parliament has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to hit the reset button and substantially improve the laws that constitute Canada’s environmental safety net. Unfortunately, it seems that Ottawa's law reform efforts have slowed down in recent months. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 12:29 PM

ABORIGINAL LANDS - Duties of the Crown - Consultation and accommodation - Constitutional issues - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Freedom of religion

Appeal from a judgment of the British Columbia Court of Appeal affirming a decision dismissing an application for judicial review of a decision of the British Columbia Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (Minister) to approve a ski resort development. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 10:34 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 6:13 PM

Presence of Indigenous sacred sites doesn’t bar ski development, SCC rules Gregory Tucker

The Supreme Court has specified new limits for the scope of the s. 2(a) Charter right to religious freedom, but has not slammed the constitutional door shut on protecting sites on public lands that are sacred to Indigenous spiritual belief and practice. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 9:46 AM

UNDRIP has implications for fresh water governance in Canada | Hannah Askew

Canada’s plan to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will necessitate substantial changes to how we make decisions affecting water. In particular, the requirement for the Crown to seek the “free, prior and informed consent” of First Nations prior to undertaking new development projects on their territories has the potential to catalyze a new approach to water governance. ... [read more]