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By Julie Abouchar, Charles Birchall, Nicole Petersen
On July 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its unanimous decisions in Clyde River (Hamlet) v Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
By Julie Abouchar, Nicole Petersen
SON received periodically updated lists of outstanding aggregate licence applications from the Crown.
By Julie Abouchar, Charles Birchall, Nicole Petersen
The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently released its decision in Yahey v British Columbia. The Court clarified the requirements for Aboriginal groups seeking to enjoin or prohibit future...
By Julie Abouchar, Charles Birchall
At the same time, the government also commenced a review to modernize the National Energy Board.
By Jacquelyn Stevens, Serin Remedios
Dry cleaners should be aware of new reporting requirements under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.
By Carl McKay
Industry and First Nation governments frequently contract with each other on the basis that the signature of the Chief, or Chief and Council, is the only requirement to create a binding legal obligation...
By Jacquelyn Stevens, Matthew Gardner, Nicole Petersen
Prior to the 1970s, fuel oil stored in USTs was a common method of heating homes and businesses in Ontario.
By Marc McAree
XL Catlin announced that it is now offering environmental contractors and consultants the option to add "rectification expense" coverage to XL Catlin's professional and pollution legal liability insurance products.
By Charles Birchall
The Minister responded by establishing a four-person Expert Panel on August 15, 2016 to conduct the review.
By Marc McAree
The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment recently published an updated Guidance Manual for Environmental Site Characterization in four volumes.
By Marc McAree, Anand Srivastava
When a party finds itself in an environmental dispute, what evidence must it submit to support its case? And will that evidence succeed in Court?
By Julie Abouchar, Charles Birchall, John Donihee, Nicole Petersen
This week the SCC received an application to hear an appeal of the Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") decision in Canada (Governor General In Council) v Courtoreille ("Courtoreille").
By Julie Abouchar, Nicole Petersen
On January 9, 2017, the National Energy Board appointed three new members to hear the Energy East application following the recusal of the previous panel.
By Richard Butler, Julia Paillé
Whether by pipeline, rail or road, transporting petroleum products comes with risks to people, property and the environment.
By Donna Shier, Carl McKay, Jacquelyn Stevens, Nicole Petersen
On December 10, 2016, the Ontario Business Corporations Act ("OBCA") will be amended by the Forfeited Corporate Property Act, 2015 ("FCPA") to include new record keeping obligations for corporations with interests in land.