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Monday, January 08, 2018 @ 9:16 AM

Review of class action law must consider environmental claims | Richard Lindgren

Few environmental claims have obtained certification in the courts under current Ontario legislation, a situation that needs to be examined in the review by the Law Commission of Ontario in order to address legal barriers and economic hurdles. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 @ 8:34 AM

Quebec Superior Court examines how class action members receive information

Two motions in one class action presented the court with competing visions of when and how class members can receive information and the court’s role, if any, in supervising the content of that information. The two decisions on those motions demonstrate some limits of controlling that information and the court’s willingness to be part of that control. ... [read more]

Friday, December 22, 2017 @ 12:06 PM

New B.C. spill regulations seek to protect environment Max Collett

British Columbia has moved to strengthen its protection of the environment with three new regulations that recently went into force. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 9:15 AM

Climate change is very real — and so is the risk of litigation | Cynthia Williams

Canadian officers and directors may think that the prospects of climate litigation are too remote to take the time to consider climate change among the other pressing matters on their agendas. But leading lawyers and law firms think otherwise. ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 3:20 PM

BMO counsel named to mining company board

Simon A. Fish has joined the board of directors of SSR Mining Inc.  ... [read more]

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:45 AM

Challenge of B.C. dam project likely headed to Supreme Court: observer Gordon Christie

British Columbia’s decision to complete construction of a controversial hydroelectric dam project has led to a challenge on the grounds the project violates a hundred-year-old treaty, a case that observers say raises questions on the conflict between Indigenous rights and Crown sovereignty and may find itself in Canada's top court. ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 3:24 PM

Gowling partner to head Canadian Solar Industries Association

Thomas J. Timmins, who is a Toronto-based partner of Gowling WLG and the leader of the firm’s renewable energy group, has been named as chair of the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA). ... [read more]

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 @ 2:12 PM

Banking executive joins Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation

Investment banker and lawyer John Tuer has been named as director of Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corporation. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 9:28 AM

Dissolution of Ontario Municipal Board step backward, environmental lawyers say Richard Lindgren

Ontario has passed new legislation that will replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with a tribunal it purports will improve the speed, fairness and affordability of land use hearings throughout the province. ... [read more]

Thursday, December 14, 2017 @ 9:23 AM

Climate-related financial disclosure proposals receive tidal wave of support Climate change

The One Planet Summit in France on Dec. 12 marked the two-year anniversary of the Paris Agreement on climate change. It was announced that support has more than doubled in recent months for a new initiative designed to persuade companies around the globe to disclose their exposure to climate-change risks. ... [read more]