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Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 1:14 PM

Western professor wins grant to study carbon pricing compliance

Chi Carmody, an associate professor with Western University’s faculty of law, will be looking at legal issues around carbon pricing, thanks to a grant from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). ... [read more]

Friday, January 26, 2018 @ 10:08 AM

ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES - Time for assessment - Measure of damages - Difficulty in assessment

Appeal by the plaintiff, Western Troy Capital Resources Inc., from the damages award of $1.25 million granted in its favour for negligence and negligent misrepresentation. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 9:45 AM

Lawyer wonders if new corporate accountability watchdog will have teeth Cory Wanless sm

The government’s announcement to establish an ombudsperson to investigate allegations of human rights abuses linked to Canadian corporations working abroad comes with no timeline on when the role will be filled and active. ... [read more]

Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 9:25 AM

New rules for disputes over Trans Mountain project may bypass local laws: observers Eugene Kung, West Coast Environmental Law

The National Energy Board (NEB) has decided on a process to resolve potential future permitting disputes over the contentious Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project, but concerns are being raised the expedited timelines as a result of the new rules may mean regulations at the local level will be circumvented. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 10:27 AM

Federal Court of Appeal rules against Husky Oil in privacy dispute Amy Crosbie, Curtis Dawe LLP

The Federal Court of Appeal has ruled against a major Canadian oil company in its attempts to keep information about its employees private, saying the information requested as part of an access to information filing was publicly available on the Internet and would not disclose anything related to their private lives. ... [read more]

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 8:32 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITY - Regulatory offences and prohibitions - Water environmental offence - Destruction of fish habitat - Penalties, remedial orders and sentencing principles

Application by Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. (Rio Tinto) for leave to appeal a decision of a summary conviction appeal court judge dismissing its appeal from convictions under the Fisheries Act for unlawfully lowering the water level in a river that resulted in destruction of fish habitat and unlawfully destroying fish by decreasing the water supply to the Kemano River. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 9:28 AM

When is the right to sue for damages from historic contamination lost?

The discovery of historic contamination can be problematic for a plaintiff in Alberta, a jurisdiction with a 10-year ultimate limitation period. But what if the contamination was caused by a previous operator at the property decades ago? The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently considered this issue. ... [read more]

Friday, January 19, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Time - When time begins to run

Appeal by the Stoney Tribal Council (Council) from an order of a case management judge summarily dismissing its action against the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

CONSERVATION - Conservation authorities - Wildlife management

Petition by the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (Association) and Jackson for judicial review of a conservation officer’s decision to euthanize an orphaned bear cub. ... [read more]

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:12 AM

Endangered species have nothing to celebrate in Ontario | Sarah McDonald

The world is losing species at an astounding rate, and Ontario's Endangered Species Act, 2007 was designed to address that. But a decade later, it's evident that the province has failed to implement the legislation in a way that will ensure the protection and recovery of the most vulnerable species. ... [read more]