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Monday, September 23, 2019 @ 9:25 AM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Provincial boards, tribunals and commissions

Appeal by the Province from a decision of the Utility and Review Board determining that prior consultations with the Mi’kmaq did not satisfy the Crown’s constitutional responsibility and adjourning Nova Scotia Power’s Tusket Dam application for three months to allow an opportunity for further consultation. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

Where federal parties stand on climate change Electionbutton_sm.jpg

Climate change and how to combat it (or not) will likely be a key issue in this October’s federal election. Each of the six highest-polling political parties have put forth an environmental platform. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 12:10 PM

Coastal GasLink pipeline project outside National Energy Board jurisdiction mapofb.c..jpg

The National Energy Board (NEB) has refused to assert jurisdiction over the Coastal GasLink pipeline project (CGL Pipeline), providing important clarity for the largest energy project in Canadian history and upholding the rule of law in Canada. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:58 AM

Alberta launches challenge of federal environmental assessment legislation Martin Olszynski

Alberta will once again find itself in court to fight Ottawa after it announced it was asking the provincial Court of Appeal to look at the federal government’s recently passed environmental assessment legislation, but a law professor is saying the challenge will likely be an unsuccessful one. ... [read more]

Friday, September 13, 2019 @ 8:50 AM

Investing in Africa: What you need to know africa_money_sm

While visiting South Korea a few years ago to present investment opportunities in Africa, Acha Leke, the chairman of McKinsey & Company Africa, was welcomed by a top executive with this remarkable remark: “Our Chinese competitors are going in Africa, I don’t know what they are looking for, but we need to understand.” This statement is a testament of a growing interest for Africa among investors in developed economies over the last decade. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 11:01 AM

High time Canada banned cosmetic testing on animals | Victoria Shroff

Twenty-seven European Union countries have already banned cosmetic testing on animals and this was done over a decade ago. Canada could have been number 40 on the world list to ban animal testing for the sake of beauty products, but it wasn’t. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 @ 1:13 PM

Federal Court of Appeal provides clarity on leave motions in Trans Mountain ruling, lawyer says Margot Venton

The latest court ruling on the Trans Mountain pipeline project might well be remembered in legal circles for the surprising twists that occurred in the case and in the decision itself. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 05, 2019 @ 11:45 AM

SCC alumni’s role in legal controversies sparks new debate over ex-judges’ return to practice Amy Salyzyn

Is it in the public interest for former Supreme Court of Canada justices to be allowed to provide legal services to governments or other well-heeled clients facing public controversies that could arguably blow back on the reputations of the ex-judges’ former courts or otherwise harm public confidence in the judiciary? ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 @ 8:40 AM

Youth taking government to court in climate class action youthprotestors

Young people around the world have chimed in on climate change, launching actions against governments across the globe. The youth at the helm of these actions allege that governments are not doing enough to prevent climate change, in breach of their citizens’ constitutional rights. Historically, class actions have been used to “modify the behaviour” of organizations, corporations and the government. Now young people are using them as a vehicle to force governments to comply with emissions targets to combat climate change. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 @ 11:02 AM

Oregon natural gas facility could be fuelled by Canadian sources LNGtank.jpg

Both documentary evidence and economic theory indicate that natural gas exported from the proposed liquified natural gas (LNG) terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., will be sourced from British Columbia and Alberta. ... [read more]