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By Heather DiGregorio
The Tax Court of Canada has ruled in favour of Deans Knight in its dispute with the Minister of National Revenue, finding that "recapitalization and restart" transactions do not offend the general anti-avoidance rule.
By Ashton Butler, John Sanche
The federal Cannabis Act came into effect in October of 2018, which has resulted in a proliferation of cannabis-related innovations.
By Janna Young, Ashton Butler
Federally-regulated employers, including airlines, telecommunications companies, railways and banks will be affected by the upcoming amendments to the Canada Labour Code (the "Code").
By Andrew F. Sunter, Bronwyn Inkster, Paul Beke
New amendments to the Canada Business Corporations Act (CBCA) are due to take effect on June 13, 2019.
By Julia Lisztwan, Paul Beke, Michael Deyholos
On February 6, 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal released an eagerly awaited decision resolving a rift among Alberta judges on the test for summary judgment:
By Janna Young, Ashton Butler
As of September 1, 2018, employers in Alberta are subject to strict return to work requirements under the Alberta Workers' Compensation Act (the Act).
By Kylan Kidd (Student-at-Law), Seamus White
On January 25, 2019, Master J. Farrington of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench released his decision in O'Chiese Energy Limited Partnership v Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., 2019 ABQB 53.
By Brendan Downey, Alicia Quesnel, Ashley Weldon, Natasha Wood, Carolyn Wright
On May 12, 2015, Redwater Energy Corporation (Redwater), a junior oil and gas company active in Alberta, was put into receivership.
By Ashton Butler, Janna Young
Starting in the first quarter of this year, Suncor Energy Inc. (Suncor) plans to start randomly testing some of its employees for drugs and alcohol at its northern Alberta worksites.
By Craig O Alcock, Paul Beke
On January 16, 2019, Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Ritu Khullar issued a decision in Fort McKay Métis Community Association v Alberta Energy Regulator
By Robert Martz, Braeden Pivnick
In the fall of 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) issued its decision in Reference re Pan-Canadian Securities Regulation.
By Evan W. Dixon, Brendan Downey, Robyn Finley, Brittney LaBranche, Sean Korney, Alicia Quesnel, Carolyn Wright
On December 3, 2018, the Lieutenant Governor in Council of Alberta, approved Order in Council O.C. 375/2018, enacting the Curtailment Rules commencing January 1, 2019.
By Donald Chernichen Q.C., Andrew F. Sunter, Brendan Downey
In certifying a class, the certification judge must proceed in a "flexible and liberal manner, seeking a balance [of considerations] of efficiency and fairness".
By Jeffrey E. Sharpe, Andrew F. Sunter, Robert Martz
The Appellant, Canadian Natural Resources Limited ("CNRL") built a buried 32 km emulsion pipeline between its Primrose East Plant and its Wolf Lake Plant.
By Alicia Quesnel, Carolyn Wright, Evan W. Dixon, Brendan Downey, Brittney LaBranche
On December 2, 2018, Premier Rachel Notley announced that, as of January 1, 2019, Alberta will curtail 325,000 barrels per day of raw crude oil and crude bitumen production.
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