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Thursday, July 20, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Court rejects attempt to dismiss applications targeting government's pesticide registration process Julia Croome

A Federal Court case management judge has allowed two applications that seek to protect bees from neonicotinoid pesticides to move forward, rejecting motions brought by Health Canada and four chemical companies that they should be dismissed. ... [read more]

Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 11:25 AM

Two associates join Willms & Shier's environmental practice

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP has hired Serin Remedios and Victoria Chai as associates. Both were articling students at the Toronto firm and were called to the bar this year. ... [read more]

Thursday, July 13, 2017 @ 12:41 PM

OIL AND GAS - Lease or license for production - Working interest - Participation agreement - Overriding royalties

Appeal by the plaintiff, IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc., from the dismissal of its action against the defendants for damages for breach of contract. The parties were multinational companies who entered a contract in respect of a Canadian oil and gas partnership at an Alberta property known as Eyehill Creek ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 @ 7:24 AM

Proposals to rebuild environmental assessment and regulation don't go far enough: association

A federal government discussion paper that outlines proposals to undo some of the controversial changes on environmental assessment and regulation made in 2012 by its predecessor shows promise but fails to introduce “once-in-a-generation” improvements, says the Canadian Environmental Law Association. ... [read more]

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 2:19 PM

Tickle joins McMillan's financial services group in Vancouver

Vicki Tickle has joined the Vancouver office of McMillan LLP as a partner. She’ll be a member of the firm’s financial services group working in the insolvency and restructuring practice area. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 5:21 PM

Norton Rose Fulbright joins forces with Chadbourne & Parke

Norton Rose Fulbright, with a presence in 33 countries, including Canada, has announced its successful combination with New York-based Chadbourne & Parke. The firm will operate under the name of Norton Rose Fulbright. ... [read more]

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 2:10 PM

LSUC approves Indigenous framework, introduces review panel for hearing processes Dianne Corbiere sm

The Law Society of Upper Canada has taken steps to prioritize reconciliation with Indigenous peoples by approving a framework to guide its work with this community. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:33 AM

FISHING - Moratoriums and closures - Compensation schemes

Appeal by the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union from a judgment directing compensation to licensed scallop fishers in a representative action. ... [read more]

Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 8:30 AM

CONSTITUTIONAL ISSUES - Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Legal rights - Protection against unreasonable search and seizure

Appeal by the accused, Driedger, from a summary conviction appeal court decision affirming his convictions for firearm offences. ... [read more]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 8:51 AM

TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS - Practice and procedure - Injunctions

Application by the plaintiff, the Blueberry River First Nations, for an interlocutory injunction. The plaintiff's underlying action alleged a breach of substantive Treaty 8 hunting rights and related fiduciary duties by the Province based on the cumulative effect of industrial development within the traditional lands. The plaintiff sought an injunction enjoining the Province from allowing further logging and oil and gas development, processing and transportation in critical segments of its traditional territory pending trial of the action. ... [read more]