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Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 12:48 PM

Cassels Brock welcomes new partners Buttery and Williams

Cassels Brock announced the continued expansion of its client service offerings in restructuring and insolvency law with the addition of Mary Buttery and Lance Williams as partners in the firm’s Vancouver office. ... [read more]

Monday, March 06, 2017 @ 01:16 PM

Crown won't appeal order to pay legal costs of indigenous men after withdrawing from land dispute case

The Crown is not appealing an Ontario Court of Justice ruling that it must pay the legal costs of three indigenous men after deciding it was not going to proceed with their prosecution in a long-running land dispute case. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Métis Nation of Ontario, Ottawa sign memo of understanding 

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Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Natural Resources Law - PUBLIC UTILITIES - Regulatory tribunals - Practice and procedure - Appeals - Provincial boards, tribunals and commissions

Application by five members of the Enoch Cree Nation for permission to appeal a decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission with a stay pending appeal. The decision at issue granted a final time extension for completion of construction of a TransAlta transmission line rebuild that crossed lands occupied by the Enoch Cree Nation. The applicants held certificates of possession, but were not party to any of the prior proceedings, including the Commission’s initial decision approving the rebuild. The applicants sought to appeal the Commission’s final time extension decision on the basis TransAlta should have obtained a s. 28(2) Indian Act permit prior to conducting the work, the Commission failed to give notice of the request for a time extension, and the prior decisions of the Commission ought not to have been granted. ... [read more]

Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Marketing a green product? Make sure you can prove it 

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Thursday, March 02, 2017 @ 08:47 AM

PUBLIC UTILITIES - Regulatory tribunals - Practice and procedure - Appeals - Provincial boards, tribunals and commissions

Application by five members of the Enoch Cree Nation for permission to appeal a decision by the Alberta Utilities Commission with a stay pending appeal. The decision at issue granted a final time extension for completion of construction of a TransAlta transmission line rebuild that crossed lands occupied by the Enoch Cree Nation. The applicants held certificates of possession, but were not party to any of the prior proceedings, including the Commission's initial decision approving the rebuild. The applicants sought to appeal the Commission's final time extension decision on the basis TransAlta should have obtained a s. 28(2) Indian Act permit prior to conducting the work, the Commission failed to give notice of the request for a time extension, and the prior decisions of the Commission ought not to have been granted. ... [read more]

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 09:46 AM

City of Vancouver votes for judicial review of Kinder Morgan pipeline

Vancouver City Council voted to pursue a judicial review of the province’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. ... [read more]

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 08:55 AM

OIL AND GAS - Conservation and licensing - Provincial regulation - Alberta - Pipelines - Intra-provincial

Application by landowners for permission to appeal a decision by the Alberta Energy Regulator granting approvals in favour of Pembina Pipeline Corporation. Pembina applied for permits to construct two pipelines. The applicants were landowners along the proposed right-of-way. Collectively, they owned approximately one-third of the land traversed by the proposed pipelines. During the public hearing process, the applicants raised several site-specific concerns related to routing, depth, width, and monitoring. Pembina provided a spreadsheet that listed each landowner, a legal description of their land, that landowner's particular concerns, and the company's response to those concerns with related information. Pembina made representatives available for cross-examination on the information provided. Following the evidentiary portion of the process, Pembina updated the spreadsheet to list commitments it was prepared to take with respect to some of the site-specific concerns. Further cross-examination on the added commitments was refused. The Regulator approved the pipelines, subject to certain conditions. The Regulator stated that the conditions reflected some of the commitments made by Pembina, and noted the ability of individual landowners to negotiate directly with Pembina where appropriate. The applicants sought permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Natural Resources Law - OIL AND GAS - Conservation and licensing - Provincial regulation - Alberta - Pipelines - Intra-provincial

Application by landowners for permission to appeal a decision by the Alberta Energy Regulator granting approvals in favour of Pembina Pipeline Corporation. Pembina applied for permits to construct two pipelines. The applicants were landowners along the proposed right-of-way. Collectively, they owned approximately one-third of the land traversed by the proposed pipelines. During the public hearing process, the applicants raised several site-specific concerns related to routing, depth, width, and monitoring. Pembina provided a spreadsheet that listed each landowner, a legal description of their land, that landowner’s particular concerns, and the company’s response to those concerns with related information. Pembina made representatives available for cross-examination on the information provided. Following the evidentiary portion of the process, Pembina updated the spreadsheet to list commitments it was prepared to take with respect to some of the site-specific concerns. Further cross-examination on the added commitments was refused. The Regulator approved the pipelines, subject to certain conditions. The Regulator stated that the conditions reflected some of the commitments made by Pembina, and noted the ability of individual landowners to negotiate directly with Pembina where appropriate. The applicants sought permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal. ... [read more]

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 07:00 PM

Guatemalan miners can sue in Canada, appeal court rules

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