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By Randon Slaney, Eric Wiebe (Summer Student)
The government of British Columbia recently introduced legislation aimed at strengthening the province's orphan well and liability management regime. Currently at the first reading at the province's Legislative Assembly, the Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Statutes Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 15), would amend the Oil and Gas Activities Act (OGAA) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Act.
By David LeGeyt
Pacer Promec Energy Corporation and its affiliates (collectively, the "Debtors") were in the business of oilfield construction.
By Fraser Wayne (Student)
On April 24, 2018, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) released draft regulations aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from upstream operations in Alberta's oil ...
By Brendan Downey
On April 16, 2018, the government of Alberta tabled Bill 12 (the Bill) for its first reading
By Robert Martz, Paul Chiswell
Today the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in R. v. Comeau, 2018 SCC 15 (Comeau), the interprovincial free trade beer case.
By Craig O Alcock, Sydney Black
Resolving a dispute by way of trial can be a time-consuming and expensive endeavour.
By Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Following feedback received on the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) Consultation Paper 51‐404 – Considerations for Reducing the Regulatory Burden for Non‐Investment Fund Reporting Issuers ...
By Craig O Alcock, James Murphy
The intent of the OHSA changes are to modernise Alberta's occupational health and safety regimen and to bring Alberta in line with other Canadian jurisdictions.
By Julie Taylor, Brendan Downey
In the recent Alberta case of Canlin Resources Partnership v Husky Oil Operations Ltd., the Court of Queen's Bench (the Court) focused on the interpretation of s. 902(d)—a ROFR ...
By Emily McDermott
A recent decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal1 finds that tippees far down the information chain can be liable for insider trading and tipping and affirms the list of non-exhaustive factors ...
By Ashton Butler
In this comment, I discuss British Columbia's Civil Resolution Tribunal. Through a discussion of its processes, I argue that online dispute resolution should be expanded throughout Canada.
By Darian Khan
On February 27, 2018 (Budget Day) the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance (the Minister), tabled the federal government's third budget ...
By David De Groot, Paul Beke, Roger Baker
Recently, in Valard Construction Ltd v Bird Construction Co (Valard), the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decided that the trustee of a labour and material bond (the L&M Bond) ...
By Daryl S. Fridhandler, Emily McDermott
On February 16, 2018 the Alberta government released amendments to the regulations under the Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act, providing the framework for cannabis retail operation, including licensing.
By Fraser Wayne (Student)
The bearish sentiment that plagued global oil prices for years was pushed aside as 2017 came to a close.
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