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Ontario Court Of Appeal Holds Federal Carbon Price Constitutional
The Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed in a 4-1 decision that Parliament has the power to enact a minimum national price on greenhouse gas
15 Jul 2019
Access To Information Reforms: Phase One Finalized
The federal government's plan to revitalize the access to information framework has commenced. The first phase, Bill C-58: An Act to amend the Access to Information Act
12 Jul 2019
Be Careful What You Advertise: New Canada Elections Act Requirements
Canadian businesses, organizations and individuals who engage in advertising need to be aware of the recently enacted Elections Modernization Act,
5 Jul 2019
Waking The Giant: Charter Litigation Under The Spectre Of The Notwithstanding Clause
One of the new provincial government's most controversial early initiatives was reducing the size of Toronto City Council.
19 Oct 2018
Dicey's Comet Returns—Will Administrative Law Skies Get Brighter?
Over the last 10 years, asking the courts to judicially review the legality of administrative decision-making in Canada has become an expensive gamble, with low odds.
19 Oct 2018
NAFTA 2.0: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Canada, Mexico and the United States reached an agreement on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ...
5 Oct 2018
Regulation And Democracy
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is a vital strategic interest to Canada. It will be built … We are a vast, varied cooperative federation, built on centuries of compromise.
25 Jul 2018
The Trump Agenda
The 2016 U.S. election resulted in Donald Trump winning the White House, with economic growth a significant aspect of his campaign platform.
19 Apr 2017
After The Election: What To Expect When The Trump Administration Comes To Washington
Donald Trump won the White House this past Tuesday in a surprising victory that concluded a turbulent election season in the U.S. With the Republicans retaining control of the Senate and the House...
United States
17 Nov 2016
The UK Makes Its Brexit: What You Need To Know Now
In an outcome that has surprised many, Britain has voted to leave the EU. This will lead to a two-year period of negotiating the terms of exit with the EU and its member states.
3 Jul 2016
Ontario Increases Controls on Public Sector Lobbying
The Ontario government recently announced proposed changes to the laws regarding public sector lobbying. These reforms would restrict the lobbying activity of publicly funded institutions and increase the government’s oversight of certain public sector organizations.
9 Nov 2010
Canadian Legislators Still Debating Bill To Impose Social Responsibility Standards On Mining Companies
The federal parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development has extended until January 28, 2010 its review of Bill C-300, a private member's bill whose stated purpose is to ensure that mining and oil and gas companies with operations in developing countries, and that receive support from the Canadian government, are acting in a manner consistent with environmental best practices and international human rights standards.
3 Nov 2009
"Group Of Seven" Paints Picture For Canadian Federal Pension Reform
On March 13, 2009, the Canadian federal government initiated a consultation process on federally regulated pension plans. In response, a group of seven influential companies, each with large federally regulated pension plans, prepared a joint submission, which is garnering much interest.
20 Mar 2009
Canada Announces Important Amendments To Financial Institution Statutes
On February 6, 2009, the Canadian federal government tabled the Budget Implementation Act, 2009 (Bill C-10) to enact a number of important amendments to several financial institution statutes and other related statutes to implement the measures announced in the budget tabled on January 27, 2009.
12 Feb 2009
Competition Panel’s Report Is Underwhelming At Best
The Competition Policy Review Panel’s recent report has commendable objectives, but those hoping for innovative proposals for real reform have been badly let down.
14 Aug 2008
Federal Credit For Early Action Program: First Deadline Imminent
Environment Canada has launched Phase I of its Credit for Early Action Program, a part of its proposed intensity-based cap-and-trade regime for large industrial emitters.
3 Aug 2008
New Guidelines On Foreign Investment In Canada By Foreign State-Owned Enterprises
Canada’s Industry Minister, Jim Prentice, has released guidelines clarifying the application of the Investment Canada Act to takeovers of Canadian businesses by foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs).
12 Dec 2007
Canadian Federal Government Publishes Details Of Air Emissions Regulatory Framework
On April 26, 2006, the federal Conservative minority government released its plan to regulate industrial emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and other air pollutants.
11 Jun 2007
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That EPA Can Regulate Auto Emissions
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must regulate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from new motor vehicles or provide a reasonable explanation for its failure to do so.
10 Jun 2007
News In The Legislature And In The Courts
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans recently proposed Bill C-45, the Fisheries Act, 2007 (New FA). It is designed to revoke and replace the 138-year old Fisheries Act, modernize the way fisheries are managed, protect aquatic ecosystems and ensure the long-term sustainability of Canadian fisheries.
5 Jun 2007
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