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Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 9:06 AM

Top 10 business decisions of 2019: From bankruptcy to beer top_ten_sm

To kick off the new year right, here is a listing of the Top 10 business decisions in Canada for 2019. The listing will be in the form of a two-part series, which begins below with numbers 6-10, in ascending order. ... [read more]

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 @ 8:45 AM

Perfection not required as part of consultation, court says in Trans Mountain ruling Dwight Newman, University of Saskatchewan

Yet another chapter in the saga of the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project has concluded after the Federal Court of Appeal ruled the federal government’s consultation fulfilled its obligations to a number of First Nations who had raised concerns about the project’s effect on their traditional territories. ... [read more]

Monday, February 03, 2020 @ 12:37 PM

Two new partners for Bennett Jones in Vancouver

Bennett Jones announced that David Little and Charlene Hiller have joined the firm as partners in Vancouver. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 8:34 AM

Overincarceration of Indigenous peoples nothing short of genocide | Pamela Palmater

Canada’s colonial objectives have always been to clear the lands for settlement and development by whatever means necessary. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 @ 2:25 PM

Association of major power consumers in Ontario denied market rule challenge Energywithmoney

Earlier this month we wrote about the challenge by the Association of Major Power Consumers in Ontario (AMPCO) to the market rule amendments from the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to change the way it conducted its Demand Response Auction (DRA). On Jan. 23, 2020, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) handed down its decision on the market rule challenge by denying it. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 2:42 PM

Alberta Securities Commission oil, gas review reveals unprecedented capital scarcity AlbertaMapinCanada

The Alberta Securities Commission (ASC) released the 2019 Oil and Gas Review (Review) on Dec. 24, 2019. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 9:44 AM

Volkswagen settlement failure ‘to take corporate crime seriously,’ environmental group says Tim Gray, Environmental Defence

Automotive giant Volkswagen will pay nearly $200 million in fines after pleading guilty to secretly importing cars into Canada which violated pollution standards, but observers are saying there needs to be more investigation into what they call irregularities in how the prosecution unfolded.   ... [read more]

Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 9:06 AM

Sizing up Canadian energy industry 2020MapleLeafsmall.jpg

Energy is the power behind humanity, but is seen as a luxury by billions of people who do not have electricity. Crude oil is the world’s primary source of energy and stockpiles are held by countries for national security purposes during an energy crisis, which generally influences foreign policy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 10:19 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 11:18 AM

SCC’s Wagner, Moldaver and Martin key to majorities in 2019 as top court divides in most judgments TLD Exclusive

Justices Michael Moldaver and Sheilah Martin and Chief Justice Richard Wagner were at the core of most Supreme Court of Canada majorities in 2019, an analysis of the nine judges’ voting patterns by The Lawyer’s Daily reveals. ... [read more]

Monday, January 20, 2020 @ 9:41 AM - Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 11:15 AM

Supreme Court of Canada hits record low 40% unanimity rate in 2019; many appeals came from Quebec TLD Exclusive

The Supreme Court of Canada divided on the outcomes of appeals in 60 per cent of the cases it decided in 2019, and spoke with one voice in just one-third of its appeal judgments — a record low unanimity rate in at least 30 years, an analysis by The Lawyer’s Daily discloses. ... [read more]