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Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 4:15 PM

Canada signs Ukraine free-trade deal, sanctions illegal transfer of Ukrainian kids to Russia

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an updated Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement (CUFTA) during the Ukrainian president’s visit to Ottawa. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 9:28 AM

Accessible justice through law school public interest programming | Dana Rotenberg

It is an honour to have been invited by the Honourable Andromache Karakatsanis to write a guest column on the connection between access to justice and legal education. As law students across the country settle into the academic year, this is certainly a timely topic to explore. ... [read more]

Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 6:09 AM

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS - Public consultation and participation - Consultation and cooperation

Appeals by appellants from Federal Court’s dismissal of appellants’ applications for judicial review of Order in Council 2019-0784.  ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 5:04 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Feds to scrap ‘efficiency’ defence to anti-competitive mergers, expand Competition Bureau power Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne

The Trudeau government has moved to scrap the controversial “efficiencies” defence to anti-competitive mergers as part of a new package of proposed legislative measures that would remove the GST from new purpose-built rental housing, while expanding the Competition Bureau’s powers to investigate and compel information and enabling the government to direct that the anti-monopoly watchdog inquire into the state of competition in particular industries. ... [read more]

Thursday, September 21, 2023 @ 4:39 PM

Ford kills Greenbelt development plans as integrity commissioner declines ethics investigation Ontario Premier Doug Ford

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has reversed a controversial decision to allow development on the protected Greenbelt, the same day a report from the province’s integrity commissioner ruled there are “insufficient grounds” for him to enter into a full investigation as to whether Ford had breached provincial ethics rules over events surrounding his daughter’s wedding. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 1:00 PM

Environmental groups, First Nations continue fight against $16B oil and gas project Ecojustice managing lawyer Ian Miron

The fight over a multi-billion-dollar energy project has entered a new stage as environmental groups and an organization representing several Indigenous communities have appealed a court ruling which gave the development the green light. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 12:23 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Foreign mining operations report suggests stronger policies for human rights, environmental abuses

The House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade has released its report on Canadian mining and mineral exploration abroad and impacts on environment and human rights. The report, issued Sept. 18, highlighted two recommendations related to the complaints process and corporate social responsibility to lessen human rights and environmental abuses. ... [read more]

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 @ 8:43 AM

[ Legal Wire ] - Over $300 million in insured losses due to Alberta, Prairie storms, says Insurance Bureau of Canada

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has emphasized the impact of summer storms in Alberta and the Prairies, noting over $300 million in insured losses to businesses, residential homes and vehicles. ... [read more]

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 @ 12:49 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Summary judgment granted against plaintiff for fraudulent misrepresentation related to HVAC

The Manitoba Court of King’s Bench has granted summary judgment to a defendant finding that the plaintiff fraudulently misrepresented to the defendant the financial benefits of installing HVAC filters in his home. ... [read more]

Friday, September 15, 2023 @ 1:46 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Ottawa proposes to spur competition, extend CEBA loan deadline, drop GST on rental construction Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Ottawa says it will eliminate the GST on purpose-built apartment and student- and senior-housing rental builds; extend by a year the deadline for small businesses to repay their Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) loans; and introduce comprehensive reforms to the federal Competition Act, starting by dropping the “efficiencies” defence and boosting the Competition Bureau’s powers to compel the production of information. ... [read more]