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Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 4:01 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ontario launches $5-million fund for critical minerals supply chain

Ontario will allocate $5 million over two years to a New Critical Minerals Fund that will support innovation, economic growth and the supply chain for clean technologies, the Ministry of Mines announced on Nov. 24. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 2:28 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court confirms dismissal of coal energy producers’ application for review of ‘unfair’ enactments

Several Western energy producers have lost their bid to apply for judicial review of legislation that affected the municipal tax assessments of their coal-fired electricity plants. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 1:56 PM

Ontario dedicates additional $1.4 million in funding to Landlord and Tenant Board Doug Downey, Attorney General

The Ontario government is providing an extra $1.4 million to the Landlord and Tenant Board, so the board can “hire over 35 additional operational staff to enhance scheduling and client experience, issue decisions and orders faster and help tackle the high number of cases before the board.” ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 1:39 PM

Court won’t intervene in judge’s decision not to exercise ‘residual jurisdiction’ in labour dispute

In a dispute involving a mandatory workplace vaccination policy, the Court of Appeal for Ontario decided not to intervene in an application judge’s “discretionary decision to decline to exercise the Superior Court’s residual jurisdiction in labour relations matters to grant an interlocutory injunction pending the arbitration of the grievances,” as the judge did “not err in law or make any palpable and overriding error of fact.” ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 11:41 AM

Feds seek judicial review of human rights ruling that rejected $20-billion settlement as too narrow David Lametti

The federal government has asked for judicial review in Federal Court of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision last month that declined to endorse a $20-billion final settlement agreement that would compensate individual First Nations children and family caregivers for many years of Ottawa’s discriminatory underfunding of on-reserve child welfare services. ... [read more]

Thursday, November 24, 2022 @ 11:39 AM

Quebec court decision shows municipality’s bylaws must not be ‘unreasonable,’ lawyer says Isabelle Landry

Quebec municipalities will likely have to review their firearms and hunting bylaws after a farmer who received a fine for shooting a deer on his property waged a successful legal battle that prompted Quebec Superior Court to strike down a municipal bylaw that prohibits hunting as it ran afoul of provincial and federal legislation. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 5:58 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Taxpayer’s Ombudsperson gives progress report on look into CRA’s conduct toward racialized charities

The Office of the Taxpayer’s Ombudsperson has provided an update on its systemic review investigating concerns expressed by charities run by Muslims about their treatment by the CRA, and engaging other charities led by racialized communities about their experience with the agency. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 5:12 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta court grants order allowing questioning in alleged ‘galloping’ power lines failure case

The Alberta Court of King’s Bench has granted an order requiring a corporate representative to provide certain information in litigation pertaining to the failure of electrical lines, finding the information was relevant to the matter. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - OSC publishes new fee rules to reduce regulatory burden, ‘improve clarity’

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has announced its new fee rules, pending ministerial approval. ... [read more]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 @ 3:11 PM

Senator introduces bill in efforts to cut fentanyl deaths, overdoses Pierre Dalphond, Senate of Canada.

In a bid to stop the rise in opioid deaths in Canada, legislation is being proposed in the Senate to give police the power to conduct “judicially authorized searches and seizures” of mail suspected of containing fentanyl and being shipped via Canada Post. ... [read more]