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A Victory For Canadian Energy Development & Federalism: BC Court Of Appeal Reference Case
On May 24, 2019, the BC Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated reference decision concerning provincial regulatory authority over interprovincial pipelines.1 In a rare unanimous five
Canada
10 Jun 2019
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NEB Recommends Approval Of The Trans Mountain Expansion Project
On February 22, 2019, the National Energy Board ("NEB" or the "Board") released its reconsideration report (the "Reconsideration") on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the "Project").
Canada
4 Mar 2019
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Redwater Decision
On January 31, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Orphan Well Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd., popularly known as Redwater.
Canada
11 Feb 2019
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The Liberal Government Plans To Change Canada's Environmental Legislation
On February 8, 2018, Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change tabled Bill C-69 (the "Bill"), An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act ...
Canada
16 Feb 2018
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Supreme Court Of Canada Clarifies Duty To Consult And Accommodate Indigenous Populations - Sets Out Roadmap For Project Proponents On How To Satisfy Duty
The Supreme Court of Canada has unanimously clarified several features of the Crown's duty to consult with and accommodate indigenous populations prior to project approvals being granted.
Canada
11 Aug 2017
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Update: Alberta Carbon Levy
On November 3, the Government of Alberta released the highly anticipated Climate Leadership Regulation, which provides further information on how the carbon levy will be implemented...
Canada
18 Nov 2016
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Is The Play Still The Thing? – The Status Of Play-Based Regulation In Alberta
In September 2014, AER launched a pilot in the Fox Creek area to test a new approach to regulate unconventional oil and gas development.
Canada
25 Oct 2016
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The New Federal Carbon Pricing Policy – Roadmap To A Pan-Canadian Energy Strategy?
These changes both address prior commitments and raise outstanding legal and policy issues.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
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Canada's Environmental Assessment Process Review Adds Uncertainty For Approvals
On June 20, 2016, the Federal Government launched a comprehensive review of Canada's environmental and regulatory approval process.
Canada
20 Jul 2016
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Canada's Environmental Assessment Process Review Adds Uncertainty For Approvals
On June 20, 2016, the Federal Government launched a comprehensive review of Canada's environmental and regulatory approval process.
Canada
14 Jul 2016
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Canada's Environmental Assessment Process Review Adds Uncertainty For Approvals
On June 20, 2016, the Federal Government launched a comprehensive review of Canada's environmental and regulatory approval process.
Canada
3 Jul 2016
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Will A Carbon Levy Make Alberta Less Competitive? The Devil's In The Details
BLG partner, Alan Ross, and national leader of the commodity tax group, Beverly Gilbert, authored an article published by The Globe and Mail on June 14, 2016...
Canada
15 Jun 2016
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Positive Recommendation - National Energy Board Conditionally Approves Trans Mountain Expansion Project
The NEB undertook its assessment pursuant National Energy Board Act ("NEB Act") and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 ("CEAA 2012").
Canada
25 May 2016
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Federal Government Signals Support For Indigenous Rights Declaration
Canada's Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced at the United Nations new support from the federal government for the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Canada
19 May 2016
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La Cour Suprême De La Colombie-Britannique Déclare Que La Province Ne Peut Pas Renoncer À Ses Pouvoirs D'approbation D'un Projet Suite À Une Évaluation Environnementale
L'EAA est le principal cadre législatif qui régit le processus de l'évaluation environnementale des grands projets dans en Colombie-Britannique.
Canada
13 Apr 2016
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In Process? New Federal Rules For Pipeline Approvals
On January 27, 2016 the Government of Canada (Government) announced new interim rules which will guide federal decision-making on natural resource projects.
Canada
2 Mar 2016
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British Columbia Supreme Court Decides That The Province Cannot Abdicate Its Authority
Recently the British Columbia Supreme Court ("Court") released its reasons for judgment in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 34. The BC Environmental Assessment Office (the "EAO") had entered into an equivalency agreement (the "Agreement") with the National Energy Board ("NEB").
Canada
23 Feb 2016
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The Speech From The Throne
Justin Trudeau's first session of Parliament as Prime Minister was officially opened today with Governor General David Johnston's Speech from the Throne.
Canada
8 Dec 2015
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All Change — Alberta Overhauls Climate Policy, Ushers In Sweeping New Requirements
On November 22, 2015, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a far-reaching and comprehensive new strategy on climate change.
Canada
24 Nov 2015
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New Energy? Trudeau Unveils Cabinet, Mix Of Newcomers And Veterans In Key Portfolios
On November 4, 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his new cabinet were sworn in, reflecting a mix of both veteran Ministers of the Chrétien era as well as newly elected Members of Parliament.
Canada
5 Nov 2015
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