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Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 11:49 AM

Infrastructure, Indigenous engagement: A corporate perspective abstract development

New infrastructure projects in water, transportation and energy will be a critical part of Canada’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. In the medium to long term, new projects will also be core to raising Canada’s productivity, expanding our trade, reducing our carbon footprint and adapting to climate change. ... [read more]

Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 11:28 AM

COVID-19’s impact on trucking industry: Part two covid_trucker_sm

As we discussed in our first article in this series, the Canadian trucking industry has had to adapt to the changing circumstances of COVID-19 in order to keep supply chains moving. This article continues our overview of some of the legal issues that this industry has faced and considerations in connection with the reopening of the economy. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 8:42 AM

COVID-19’s impact on trucking industry: Part one covid_trucker_sm

The Canadian trucking industry has had to adapt to the changing circumstances of COVID-19 in order to keep supply chains moving. This article serves as an overview of some of the legal issues that this industry has faced and considerations in connection with the reopening of the economy. ... [read more]

Friday, October 16, 2020 @ 12:32 PM

Juries: Trick or treat? | Marcel Strigberger

Juries first scared me at the age of 9. How? I grew up in Montreal, the son of immigrants from Belgium. One day my late father, a humble tailor, received a letter with an impressive-looking logo of the scales of justice. My dad, whose literary skills did not approximate his ability to alter a fine pair of trousers, asked me to read and translate it. I noticed the word “jury,” whatever that meant. I suspected it had nothing to do with hockey. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 1:36 PM

Boardroom sustainability depends on director competencies | Helle Bank Jorgensen

The writing is on the boardroom wall: Sustainability is no longer an afterthought or a nice to have; it is a strategic imperative. How a company deals with sustainability — proactively or reactively — impacts how the most material stakeholders, including shareholders, view the company and its directors.   ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 8:52 AM

CanArbWeek 2020, a recap in two parts: Part two arbitration_puzzle_sm

Virtual webinars and debates on a wide range of practical and academic arbitration topics were presented by no fewer than 14 different organizations during CanArbWeek 2020, held Sept. 21-25 on the Arbitration Place Virtual platform. The event attracted over 1,000 attendees from 22 countries. ... [read more]

Friday, October 09, 2020 @ 1:15 PM

CanArbWeek 2020, a recap in two parts: Part one arbitration_puzzle_sm

Canada maintains an enviable position in the international arbitration realm, due to its modern legislation, supportive courts, respected arbitrators and experienced counsel, but the future of arbitration as a form of dispute resolution — in particular investor-state arbitration — is uncertain, according to CanArbWeek 2020 keynote speaker Tomasz J. Sikora. ... [read more]

Friday, October 09, 2020 @ 11:57 AM

Made in Ontario emissions standard Factorypollution.jpg

Pricing carbon emissions has been a rather contentious issue over the past several years. In the autumn of 2018, Parliament enacted Bill C-74, the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA). Under the GGPPA all provinces are required to put a price on carbon emissions but are afforded the flexibility to create their own provincial emissions solutions in their own jurisdictions. If a province does not price carbon emissions, the GGPPA acts as a type of “backstop” to price carbon emissions for the province.  ... [read more]

Friday, October 09, 2020 @ 9:22 AM

Constitution does not protect Indigenous hunting rights for non-residents, Supreme Court hears Mark Underhill, Arvay Finlay LLP

The Supreme Court is weighing a case which will decide whether an Indigenous man resident in the United States has constitutionally protected hunting rights in Canada, which he argued was part of the traditional territory of his ancestors. Richard Lee Desautel is a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT) in Washington state, an American citizen who has never lived in British Columbia. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 07, 2020 @ 4:05 PM

Ottawa plans plastic ban on some single-use items Jonathan_Wilkinson_sm

Canada’s Liberal government is moving on its plan to declare plastic a toxic substance and ban some everyday, single-use items such as straws, stir sticks, checkout bags and cutlery. ... [read more]