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Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ 1:30 PM

Animal law teaching, conferences growing around globe | Victoria Shroff

Interest in animal law along with access to justice for animals is a growing concept. I’ve been appending my hashtag #A2JForAnimals on correspondence where I can. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 9:05 AM

SCC’s Gascon encourages lawyers and judges to talk openly about anxiety, depression Exclusive

Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada are legal icons, so it’s easy to forget that they are human beings and struggle with the same afflictions as the rest of us. That’s why retired Justice Clément Gascon’s decision to reveal that he lives with anxiety and depression has been so salutary for the legal profession’s awareness of, and efforts to destigmatize, the mental health challenges so many lawyers and judges face. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 8:32 AM

OIL AND GAS - Environmental impact - Federal-provincial coordination and cooperation

Appeal by the City of Vancouver from a judicial review judgment affirming the Province's issuance of an Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. ... [read more]

Friday, October 18, 2019 @ 9:35 AM

If climate strikes fail, what’s next? Forecasting climate terrorism Globe as bomb

In recent weeks, Canadians in cities all across Canada were confronted with two rounds of “climate strikes,” mass protests against climate change that were held to coincide with the United Nations’ emergency climate summit on Sept. 23, 2019. In Europe, Asia and elsewhere, people all over the world came together in an expression of collective protest against a global warming situation that we know from the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report is dire. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 5:54 PM

The 2019 federal election roundup Federal Election 2019

With Canadians gearing up for the final day of voting on Monday, we’ve put together a collection of insights we’ve published over the past month or so offering some informed perspectives on the important issues of the federal election. ... [read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 12:26 PM

Election not public consultation, court tells Ford government in repeal of cap-and-trade

Although Greenpeace Canada failed to get a court-ordered reinstatement of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system, it “scored a victory” by having Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government found in violation of the province’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) by acting on its 2018 campaign promise to scrap the greenhouse gas emissions-lowering initiative, says a University of Ottawa law professor who helped argue Greenpeace’s case at the Ontario Superior Court in April. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 @ 11:36 AM

Where political parties stand on tax breaks, incentives — other major parties Federal Election 2019

Canada’s political parties are lining up to make impressive promises to voters and the area of tax is front and centre. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 10:57 AM

Indigenous issues slowly disappear from election 2019 | Pamela Palmater

The unofficial slogan for the 2015 Liberal election campaign was “there is no relationship more important to Canada than the one with Indigenous peoples.” It was a mantra shared repeatedly by Justin Trudeau pre- and post-election and stood in stark contrast to former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s adversarial relationship with First Nations. In fact, it was Trudeau’s election promise to make Indigenous issues a political priority, together with his commitment to a nation-to-nation relationship grounded in respect for Indigenous rights, that helped his party win the Indigenous vote. ... [read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 @ 9:22 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION - Approvals, licences and orders - Waters

Appeal by the Province from a decision finding that the Province had a duty to consult with the respondent First Nation respecting the prospective funding by the Province of a new effluent treatment facility. ... [read more]

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 @ 2:19 PM

Gowling partner named leader of firm’s Canadian energy group

Gowling WLG announced that partner Thomas J. Timmins has been appointed leader of the firm’s energy group in Canada. ... [read more]