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12 Minutes With Brad Wall On Energy, Agriculture And Osler (Video)
Osler Special Advisor Brad Wall says he is "optimistic" about the future prospects of Canada's energy sector and that we should be "very excited about Canadian agriculture."
4 Feb 2019
Ontario Planning Process Undergoes Significant Changes: Bill 139 Receives Royal Assent
On December 12, 2017, Bill 139 received third reading and Royal Assent in the provincial legislature, coming into force as the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, Bill 139...
14 Dec 2017
Richmond Hill (Town) v Elginbay Corporation: Statutory Uncertainty Required For Deference To Tribunal
In its decision in Richmond Hill (Town) v Elginbay Corporation, 2016 ONSC 5560 the Ontario Divisional Court noted that in order for a tribunal's statutory interpretation to be entitled to deference...
22 Nov 2016
Neighbourly Nuisance: Ontario Court Of Appeal Confirms Nuisance Must Emanate From Another’s Land
A landowner sought to change the law of nuisance by alleging that a prior owner’s remediation of the property was insufficient and therefore interfered with the current owner’s use and enjoyment of the property.
24 Feb 2015
Land Rulings A Clear Message To Ottawa, Provinces: It’s Time To Govern
The Supreme Court of Canada has delivered two significant decisions this summer regarding Aboriginal title and treaty rights.
23 Jul 2014
Provincial Jurisdiction Confirmed Regarding Treaty Rights – Supreme Court Of Canada’s Keewatin Decision
The Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that provinces have the power to take up treaty lands for resource development projects and other purposes.
15 Jul 2014
Duty To Consult Where Government Action Impacts A First Nation’s Economic Interests
The British Columbia Supreme Court released its decision in Ehattesaht First Nation v British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations).
17 Jun 2014
Review, Variance And Compensation Under The Alberta Land Stewardship Act And Release Of The Updated Draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan
The Alberta Land Stewardship Act (ALSA) was proclaimed in October 2009 and subsequently amended in May 2011.
17 Oct 2011
Duty to Consult Continues to Exist Outside Framework of Modern Land Claims Agreement
The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (Supreme Court) has ruled in Beckman v. Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation, 2010 SCC 53, that the common law duty to consult rights-bearing Aboriginal communities concerning government decisions that may potentially affect those communities continues to exist despite the presence of a modern land claims treaty.
25 Nov 2010
Métis Consultation Plays Key Role In Land Use And Natural Resource Development Planning
Métis consultation and accommodation is emerging as an increasingly important aspect of land use and natural resource development planning.
2 Sep 2009
Implementation Of Alberta Land-Use Framework On The Horizon
Bill 36: Alberta Land Stewardship Act (Bill 36) received Royal Assent on June 4, 2009 and is set to come into force on proclamation.
17 Jun 2009
The Duty To Consult: Fulfilling Mandated Obligations Is Not Enough
The Federal Court recently held in favour of the Ka’a’Gee Tu First Nation (KTFN) in finding that the Crown failed to discharge its duty to consult and, if necessary, accommodate the KTFN when approving a recommendation for an oil and gas project in the Northwest Territories.
19 Sep 2007
Proposed Land-Use Planning And Ontario Municipal Board Reform Creates Uncertainty
On December 12, 2005, the Ontario Government unveiled its most recent land-use planning initiative, tabling Bill 51, the Planning and Conservation Land Statute Law Amendment Act, 2005. According to the Ontario Government, Bill 51 is intended to “provide clearer rules and a more effective process for the public, local councils and others involved in planning our communities. They would also give local residents and community leaders more opportunity to play an important role in community planni
31 Mar 2006
Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 Becomes Law
On March 31, 2006, the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 (REBBA 2002) will finally become law in Ontario. REBBA 2002 and its accompanying regulations will replace the current Real Estate and Business Brokers Act and create a new legislative framework for the registration and regulation of all brokerages, brokers and salespersons who engage in the trade in or of real estate, including leasehold interests.
22 Mar 2006
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