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Natural Resources


Thursday, August 31, 2023 @ 10:50 AM

New partner joins Aird & Berlis

Lawyer Kristi M. Ross has joined Aird & Berlis as a partner and member of the litigation, environmental and municipal and land use planning groups ... [read more]

Wednesday, August 30, 2023 @ 2:22 PM - Last Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 @ 3:55 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Court: Creditor security subordinate to environmental obligations in gravel business’ insolvency

An Alberta court has held that the security interest of a creditor of an insolvent gravel pit operator was subordinate to the company’s liability to complete environmental reclamation work under orders issued by Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (AEPA). ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2023 @ 11:55 AM

Political patronage, Ontario adjudicative tribunal system | Voy Stelmaszynski

The recent controversy about the Ontario government’s revival of the King’s counsel (KC) honorific is a stark reminder that political patronage is alive and well in Ontario. ... [read more]

Friday, August 25, 2023 @ 10:55 AM

Canada imposes dealings prohibitions, asset freezes on participants in Russia’s nuclear sector

Ottawa has imposed sanctions against four people and 29 entities that the federal government says “have direct ties to Russia’s military-industrial complex, as well as to its financial and nuclear sectors.” ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 5:34 PM

Ottawa ‘saves’ millions by making tardy judicial appointments; average delay 11 months in 2023 Chief Justice of British Columbia Robert Bauman

The Trudeau government has taken an average of 11 months to fill dozens of empty spots on the bench so far this year, discloses a Law360 Canada examination of 435 judicial vacancies, which reveals as well that Ottawa “saves” the federal treasury tens of millions of dollars annually, on average, by not making timely judicial appointments. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 1:59 PM

Labour shortages addressed through new Recognized Employer Pilot program

The government of Canada has recently announced a new pilot program to address labour shortages and simplify the hiring process for repeat Temporary Foreign Worker (TFW) program employers. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 1:58 PM

Litigating party can select legal process it wishes to pursue ‘as a general principle’: court

Ontario’s highest court has restored parts of a legal challenge which argues the province failed to properly consult the Algonquins of Ontario when it recognized and gave wildlife harvesting rights to several Métis communities. ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 1:38 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Alberta Court of King’s Bench rejects oil and gas company’s ‘unnecessary’ appeal

The Alberta Court of King’s Bench has dismissed an “unnecessary” appeal where an oil and gas company had concerns about the application judge’s reasons behind dismissal of its royalty claims. The court found that the master’s order did not include “any extraneous declarations or findings.”  ... [read more]

Thursday, August 24, 2023 @ 11:17 AM

Environmental lawyer launches non-profit

North Bay, Ont.,-based environmental lawyer Kerrie Blaise has founded Legal Advocates for Nature's Defence (LAND), a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing access to justice that advocates for the protection of nature and honouring of Indigenous sovereignty in law and policy. ... [read more]

Tuesday, August 22, 2023 @ 3:50 PM

[ Legal Wire ] - Canada to challenge ‘unfair, unjust and illegal’ softwood lumber duties imposed by U.S. Mary Ng

Canada plans to challenge U.S. softwood lumber duties on Canadian products, Global Affairs Canada announced on Aug. 22. The duties were recently imposed in July following the U.S. Department of Commerce’s fourth administrative reviews. ... [read more]