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12 Jul 2019
Supreme Court Of Canada Allows Redwater Appeal: Regulator Entitled To Super-Priority For Abandonment And Reclamation Costs
A five judge majority of the Supreme Court of Canada has allowed an appeal brought by the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association from the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal ...
4 Feb 2019
Redwater Energy - Take 3
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted leave to appeal to the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association to appeal the Alberta Court of Appeal's decision in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited (2017 ABCA 124).
10 Nov 2017
Appeal Dismissed: Decision Of The Alberta Court Of Appeal In Re Redwater Confirms Paramountcy Of BIA
The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal brought by the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association from the decision of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta...
25 Apr 2017
Budget 2017: Tax Changes Affecting the Resource Industries
In Budget 2017, the federal Government proposed new measures affecting Canada's resource industries, notably the oil & gas and mining industries
29 Mar 2017
Redwater Appeal Creates Continued Uncertainty For Insolvent Oil And Gas Companies In Alberta
As we noted in our May 2016 bulletin, caution may continue to delay these activities until a decision on an appeal is made.
6 Jun 2016
New Rules For Asset Sales By Insolvent Producers (At Least For Now)
In Alberta, regulations have historically prohibited purchasers of oil and gas assets from cherry picking operating interests in economic properties while leaving behind interests in uneconomic wells.
26 May 2016
Compromise With The Alberta Energy Regulator: Navigating A Receivership In Alberta's Oil Patch
On January 25, 2016, the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta approved a Sales and Investment Solicitation Process (the "SISP") requested by the Receiver of Spyglass Resources Corp and several related companies ("Spyglass").
1 Feb 2016
Equivalency Agreements, Environmental Assessment And Aboriginal Consultation – Implications Of Coastal First Nations V. British Columbia (Environment)
Last week the BC Supreme Court released its decision in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment), holding the Province could not rely on a federal / provincial environmental assessment "equivalency agreement"...
22 Jan 2016
Are Changes To The Flow-Through Share Regime Around The Corner?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently delivered a "Mandate Letter" to the new Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, that summarized the Prime Minister's policy goals and included a lengthy listing of priorities to be pursued by the Finance Minister.
11 Dec 2015
The Province Of Alberta's Climate Change Plan (Sub Nom. Western Canadian Oil Producers Dancing On The Head Of A Pin)
It must have seemed odd at first blush seeing Big-Oil shoulder-to-shoulder with Premier Notley on Sunday during the provinces roll out of the review panel's report on climate change.
30 Nov 2015
A Crude Wake Up Call: What The Price Of Oil Means For Reserve-Based Lending
Since 2014, energy prices have precipitously declined by nearly 60% and are expected to remain depressed for the remainder of 2015.
9 Oct 2015
What Do The Recent Site C Decisions Mean For Major Projects In British Columbia?
Over the past month, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Federal Court have rendered a set of decisions pertaining to the Site C Clean Energy Project.
30 Sep 2015
Federal Government Issues Guidance Under The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act
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22 Sep 2015
Canada Enacts Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act
On June 1, 2015, the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the "Act") came into force, establishing "publish what you pay" standards for Canadian extractive businesses.
15 Jun 2015
Ontario Announces Major Plans For The Ontario Electricity Market And Creates Infrastructure Opportunities
The Ontario Premier's Advisory Council on Government Assets (the "Advisory Council"), led by former TD Bank CEO Ed Clark, released its plan for Ontario's electricity market on Thursday, titled "Striking the Right Balance: Improving Performance and Unlocking Value in the Electricity Sector in Ontario" (the "Plan").
22 Apr 2015
One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Province Found To Have Breached Aboriginal Consultation Obligations For Second Time
The Crown's failure to adequately consult with Aboriginal groups will not always result in a meaningful remedy being granted by the courts.
10 Mar 2015
What Does Aboriginal Title Mean For Mining In British Columbia?
The decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Tsilhqot'in v. BC has received a great deal of attention and has caused people to ask some important questions.
9 Jul 2014
A Boon To Alberta's Natural Gas Sector: Canada & South Korea Reach Historic Free Trade Agreement
On March 11, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and President Park Geun-hye of South Korea announced that the two countries had concluded negotiations on the Canada-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA).
27 Mar 2014
Canadian Government Sets Deadline for Mandatory Resource Extraction Payment Reporting
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver took the opportunity to use his keynote speech at this week's Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada ("PDAC") annual conference to signal the Federal Government's commitment to implement mandatory reporting standards for resource extraction companies.
11 Mar 2014
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