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Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 2:13 PM

Tread cautiously in looking at impact of plastic bag decision: law prof Deborah Curran, University of Victoria

The City of Victoria has been dealt a blow in its attempts to rein in the use of plastic after the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled the city erred by not seeking the provincial government’s approval for a bylaw prohibiting businesses from providing or selling plastic bags to customers. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 2:26 PM - Last Updated: Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

LSO debate on Statement of Principles pushed back till September 11 Malcolm Mercer sm

The debate on the Statement of Principles (SOP), which was supposed to continue at a special Convocation in July, won’t be before the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) until September, The Lawyer’s Daily has learned. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 @ 6:24 AM

WATER - Licensing and permits

Appeal by the defendants from a judgment finding them liable for misfeasance in public office and unlawful means tort. ... [read more]

Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 9:33 AM - Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 1:43 PM

Still long road to go for Trans Mountain as environmental, First Nation groups dispute reapproval Merle Alexander, Miller Titerle & Co.

The bell has rung for another round of the fight against the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, with a number of groups challenging the federal cabinet’s recent reapproval of the project on the ground the risks of the project to the environment were not adequately dealt with and the government failed in its duty to properly consult with affected First Nations. ... [read more]

Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 10:26 AM

Why animals earned rightful place at humanities congress | Victoria Shroff

In part one of this series Animals: Family at home, property at court, I was explaining how interesting it was to be part of the global Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences taking place at UBC in early June and to have had the privilege to be invited to present on animal law. Great to see animal law taking its rightful place at the table as bona fide study and practice area. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 10:47 AM

Quebec Court of Appeal judge nominated for SCC brings strong expertise in class actions, family, civil law Nicholas Kasirer

Quebec Court of Appeal Justice Nicholas Kasirer, the former McGill University law dean nominated July 10 for the Supreme Court of Canada, professes a passionate commitment to bijuralism; strong expertise in class actions, family and the civil law; and an approach to judicial lawmaking that encompasses both boldness and caution. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 4:26 PM

Quebec Court of Appeal judge nominated to replace Gascon on SCC

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on July 10 the nomination of the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer to the Supreme Court of Canada. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 12:48 PM

Environment audit exposes weaknesses in oversight of mining sector coalminingoperation_sm.jpg

In April 2019, the commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development, Judy Gelfand, delivered her 2019 spring report, which included details on efforts by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to enforce effluent storage standards in fish habitats. Protecting Fish From Mining Effluent summarized the results of an audit of federal regulatory programs designed to protect fish and fish habitats from mining effluent at active mine sites. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

Cox & Palmer names new partner for St. John’s office

Cox & Palmer announced that G. Todd Stanley is the newest partner in the firm’s St. John’s office. ... [read more]

Monday, July 08, 2019 @ 9:40 AM

WATER - Ownership - Riparian rights - Obstructions

Appeal by the defendants from a judgment and order that prevented them from constructing a fence across that portion of the boundary of their lands which was underneath the waters of a reservoir. ... [read more]