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By Fraser Wayne (Student)
The bearish sentiment that plagued global oil prices for years was pushed aside as 2017 came to a close.
By Craig O Alcock, Paul Beke, Deirdre Fleming
On December 15, 2017, Bill 30: An Act to Protect the Health and Well-being of Working Albertans [Bill 30] received royal assent...
By Natasha Wood, Randon Slaney
As detailed in previous BD&P articles and updates, the litigation surrounding the insolvency of Redwater Energy Corporation (Redwater) has had profound ripples throughout the Western Canadian energy industry.
By Deirdre Fleming
In Canadian Natural Resources Limited v Rife Resources Ltd., the Saskatchewan Court of Queens' Bench set a new limit on how long a party can rely on deemed production to sustain a valid oil...
By Randon Slaney, Brendan Downey
When someone seeks to remove natural gas from Alberta, they must first receive approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator (the Regulator).
By Ashley Weldon, Natasha Wood
The Court concluded that James GORR was a mere contractual royalty. As a result, the nature of the Royalty Agreement was executor
By Marika Strobl
In commercial contracts, particularly long term supply contracts, it can be expected that at some point during the life of the contract, the circumstances underlying the parties' agreement...
By Evan W. Dixon, Hazel Saffery
This has been a significant year for the practice of energy law in Canada given challenging market conditions, along with changes in government
By Edward Brown
Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co. (Glass Lewis) have recently published their updates to their voting policies for the 2018 proxy season.
By Gina Ross, Kyle Isherwood
On December 5, 2017, the Minister of Labour issued an order in council amending the current Employment Standards Regulations and further amending the Employment Standards Code.
By Hazel Saffery, Natasha Wood
On December 6, 2017 by Bulletin 2017-21, the AER announced changes to the eligibility program for potential and current licensees in Alberta.
By Darian Khan
It's no secret that non-monetary benefits help attract and retain top employees. But who controls whether these benefits are taxed?
By Emily McDermott, Riley O'Brien
Earlier this year, we reported in a BD&P Start-Up and Early-Stage Companies Newsletter that Bill C-45, was introduced in the House of Commons, providing long-anticipated insight into the direction that the legal framework for recreational marijuana in Canada is headed.
By Paul Beke, Trevor McDonald, Deirdre Fleming
In Yangarra Resources Ltd v Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership, 2017 ABCA 378, the Alberta Court of Appeal (ABCA) addressed the scope of exclusion clauses in no-fault contracts.
By Paul Beke, Ashton Butler
In Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia (Ktunaxa), 2017 SCC 54, the Supreme Court of Canada (the SCC) recently considered two constitutional rights in the context of land resource development...
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