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Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 2:49 PM

Saying goodbye to sanctioned litigation clients: Not without good reason Map of Russia with a line through it

In the first article in this two-part series, we addressed litigation lawyers who are concerned about the “reputational risk” of continuing to represent sanctioned Russian (or other) clients in litigation and who may find that ceasing to represent them is not as easy as they might wish. Article one dealt with how the British Virgin Islands (BVI) Commercial Court has addressed this issue. Now we turn our gaze closer to home. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 4:55 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 11:15 AM

Ottawa unveils first emissions reductions plan under Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act Steven Guilbeault

The federal government has unveiled its first emissions reduction plan (ERP) which sketches out in broad strokes, sector by sector, how Canada can reach a new target of cutting carbon emissions by 40 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. ... [read more]

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @ 8:55 AM

Tipping the scales in court Man with writing impliments and tipped scales of justice

A litigator’s secret fantasy is to appear before a judge and have the attendance flow smoothly with the judge giving you everything you want in your matter and your greatness being acknowledged by the judge throughout your appearance. ... [read more]

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 4:16 PM

Improper solar panel installation leads to partial appeal on damages

The Ontario Court of Appeal has partially allowed an appeal over damages to proceed in a case of improperly installed solar panels, in a decision that was released on March 25. In Tokarz v. Selwyn (Township), 2022 ONCA 246, the Township of Selwyn appealed a decision that stated it was liable for $413,137.93, or 45 per cent of the overall damages of improperly installed solar panels on the roof of a barn. ... [read more]

Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 12:55 PM

Alberta ‘energy war room’ not public body under provincial privacy law, commissioner rules

Alberta’s privacy commissioner has ruled the province’s government-funded “energy war room,” which was set up to promote Alberta’s oil and gas industry, is not subject to provincial privacy legislation. ... [read more]

Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 3:13 PM

To Airbnb is human | Marcel Strigberger

Oops. Who are you? This isn’t an Airbnb? ... [read more]

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 2:45 PM

Canada hits Russian Federation Council with economic sanctions for enabling Ukraine sovereignty violations Justin Trudeau

Canada has slapped economic sanctions on 160 individual members of the Russian Federation Council for “having facilitated and enabled violations of Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 11:15 AM - Last Updated: Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 12:58 PM

First Nation files for judicial review over Saskatchewan’s sale and lease of Crown lands Karey Brooks of JFK Law Corporation in Vancouver and counsel for the CTK

Carry the Kettle Nakoda Nation (CTK) filed an application for judicial review in Saskatchewan's Court of Queen's Bench on Tuesday for what it calls the government's failure to consult and accommodate the CTK in decisions to sell and lease Crown lands. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 8:57 AM

On gowns | Gabriel Latner

Let’s dispense with conspiracy theories: I do not believe our judiciary is in the (undoubtedly voluminous and exquisitely lined) pocket of Big Gown. ... [read more]

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 @ 9:46 AM

Impact of new economic sanctions: Canadian Securities Administrators Yellow sanciton tape over Russian flag

The Canadian Securities Administrators (the CSA) has alerted all market participants to new economic sanctions against Russia under the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (the Regulations). ... [read more]