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Canadian Energy: Senate Passes Bill C-48 And C-69
On June 21, 2019 the Senate passed Bills C-48 and C-69, after a prolonged and contentious debate in both the upper and lower chambers. Bill C-48,
15 Jul 2019
Monthly Reporting Requirements Still In Effect For Securities Registrants And Exempt Firms Under Amended STCS Legislation
On March 4, 2019, the Canadian federal government published amendments (the Amendments) to certain regulations reducing reporting requirements
27 Jun 2019
The Alberta Court Of Queen's Bench Strikes British Columbia's Claim To Declare Unconstitutional Alberta's Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act
In British Columbia (Attorney General) v Alberta (Attorney General), 2019 ABQB 121, the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench struck BC's Claim on the basis that it was premature but reserved BC's right
14 May 2019
Municipal Conflict Of Interest Changes Now In Effect
The long-anticipated changes to the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act came into effect on March 1, 2019.
2 Apr 2019
Government Of Ontario Announces Proposed Change To The Growth Plan For Greater Golden Horseshoe
On January 15, 2019, the Government of Ontario announced proposed changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, 2017 (Growth Plan).
13 Feb 2019
Supreme Court Of Canada Strikes Down The Mandatory Victim Surcharge
The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the mandatory victim surcharge in section 737 of the Criminal Code on the grounds that it is a cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by section 12 of the Charter.
21 Dec 2018
Charter-Rights Class Action Approach To Climate Change Litigation In Canada: ENvironnement JEUnesse c. Attorney General Of Canada
Climate change litigation is gaining momentum in Canada as in other jurisdictions around the world.
7 Dec 2018
The End Of Round Two In The Dispute Over The Right Of Managers To Unionize
On December 7, 2016, the Administrative Labour Tribunal (the ALT) decided that "first level" managers working for the Société des Casinos du Québec(the Corporation) ...
6 Dec 2018
What's Old Is New: Government Passes Bill 47 And May Delay The Pay Transparency Act
After a delay caused by a number of vocal protesters in the public gallery of Queen's Park, on November 21, 2018, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018 (Bill 47), passed third reading and received Royal Assent.
27 Nov 2018
Implications Of The US Midterm Election On The USMCA
The conclusion of negotiations to revise the NAFTA have made the North American trade situation somewhat less volatile.
15 Nov 2018
Federal Pollution Pricing System To Be Implemented In Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, And Saskatchewan In 2019
On October 23, 2018, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau announced the Government of Canada's intention to ensure that that there is a price on carbon pollution across Canada in 2019.
29 Oct 2018
In A Split Decision, Supreme Court Rejects A Duty To Consult When The Government Makes New Laws
In its landmark 2004 decision, Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests), the Supreme Court recognized that when the Crown contemplates conduct that may adversely ...
17 Oct 2018
Executive Salaries Frozen Effective August 13, 2018
On August 13, 2018, the Ontario government filed Regulation 406/18, and revoked Regulation 304/16, under the Broader Public Sector Executive Compensation Act, 2014 (the BPSECA).
25 Sep 2018
Disguised Expropriation: Protecting Oil And Gas Interests
The concept of expropriation concerns the power of a public authority to deprive a property owner of the enjoyment of the attributes of his or her right of ownership.
20 Sep 2018
Canada's Historic Bill C-45 Breaks Ground For The Cannabis Industry
On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, Canada's Senate passed a historic bill — Bill C-45 — making Canada the second country in the world and the first G7 nation to legalize ...
26 Jun 2018
Quebec Court Of Appeal Finds National Securities Regulator Scheme Unconstitutional
The Quebec Court of Appeal has found the Canadian government's second attempt at creating a national capital markets regulator to be unconstitutional in its decision in...
22 May 2017
Alberta Court Of Queen's Bench Quashes Alberta's Refusal To Transfer Or Sell Subsurface Land Rights To A First Nation Band
​Added to the growing list of recent court decisions on land claim issues between First Nations and provincial Crowns is the recent Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision in Kainaiwa/Blood...
10 May 2017
Samson Indian Nation v. Canada; Ermineskin v. Canada, File Nos. 37280 And 37277, Supreme Court Of Canada (Moldaver, Côté And Rowe JJ.), 9 March 2017
The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a leave application filed by two Alberta First Nations in regards to a 2015 order of the Federal Court, upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal in September 2016...
28 Mar 2017
President Trump's Executive Order On Keystone XL—Encouragement But Not An Approval
On January 24th, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order inviting TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP to re-submit its application to the State Department for a Presidential Permit...
24 Feb 2017
The Historic 2016 United States Elections: Canada And The United States — Forward Together
Canada and the United States enjoy a unique bilateral relationship. Our partnership is forged by shared geography, similar values, common interests, deep connections and powerful, multi-layered economic ties.
10 Nov 2016
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