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Miller Thomson LLP
Last week, in an op-ed column on Bill C-18, the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act, Peter H. Russell said the government of Canada took the position that "it could simply ignore legislation passed by a previous Parliament."
Miller Thomson LLP
On January 13, 2016, the Coastal First Nations, an alliance of eight First Nations on British Columbia's North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii, received a favourable decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court...
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Following the development of the federal government's First Nations Policing Policy, Canada, Ontario, the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation and other First Nations signed the Ontario First Nations Policing Agreement in 1992.
Miller Thomson LLP
On January 13, 2016, the Coastal First Nations, an alliance of eight First Nations on British Columbia's North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii, received a favourable decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment).
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
While we previously reported on the available statutory recourse in Nova Scotia against parents for damages caused by the cyberbullying actions of their children...
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Manitoba legislation requiring barrier-free delivery of services in both the public and the private sectors has begun the phase-in process.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
At the conclusion of a call for tenders by the ministère des Transports du Québec (the Québec Transport Department) for the extension of Autoroute 5 in Gatineau, Inter-Cité Construction Ltée was the lowest conforming bidder.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
In 2013, Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC applied to the National Energy Board ( the "NEB") for permission to twin its existing interprovincial pipeline, which transports petroleum products from Alberta to BC...
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On December 9, 2015, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. entered into an administrative agreement with Public Works and Government Services Canada pursuant to the federal government's revised Integrity Regime announced in July 2015.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On December 1, 2015, the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct (2015) (Code) came into force, replacing the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct (1997) (1997 Code).
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On November 4, 2015 the Yukon Court of Appeal (the "Court") released its decision in The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon, rejecting the Yukon government's land use plan for the Peel Watershed.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Justin Trudeau's first session of Parliament as Prime Minister was officially opened today with Governor General David Johnston's Speech from the Throne.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Peter Hogg, Blakes Scholar in Residence, discusses the Tsilhqot'in land-title case and what it means for future developments on the First Nation's land.
Torys LLP
The new Liberal cabinet and government sworn in today may signal the start of important developments around the scrutiny of foreign investment reviews under the Investment Canada Act.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
The Quebec government recently published the text of a draft regulation imposing a framework on information technology (IT) contracts entered into by public bodies.
Dentons (Canada)
The current Commissioner began consultations in 2013, and by 2014, had published a revised Code, engaged in further consultations and referred the proposed changes to the appropriate House of Commons Committee.
Dentons (Canada)
On November 11, 2015, the Québec Government announced a Draft Regulation to amend the implementing regulations of the Act Respecting Contracting by Public Bodies with respect to supply contracts...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Au terme de 261 jours d'audience, le rapport de la Commission d'enquête sur l'octroi et la gestion des contrats publics dans l'industrie de la construction a été déposé et rendu public le 24 novembre 2015.
Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP
In 2009, the BC Court of Appeal turned its mind to the growing issue of homelessness and clarified the scope of Charter protections for those who have no option but to spend the night on public lands.
Langlois lawyers, LLP
The issue of reasonable accommodation has given rise to a wealth of literature and comment since it first entered the social and legal discourse of Canada and Quebec following the O'Malley decision...
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The Canada Industrial Relations Board recently held that it had no jurisdiction as a federal board to certify a bargaining unit comprised of fisheries employees of the Waycobah First Nation.
Miller Thomson LLP
On January 13, 2016, the Coastal First Nations, an alliance of eight First Nations on British Columbia's North and Central Coast and Haida Gwaii, received a favourable decision from the British Columbia Supreme Court in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment).
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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Stewart McKelvey
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Bennett Jones LLP
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Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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Stringer LLP
The Ontario Government has passed legislation which imposes new restrictions on criminal record checks. All employers that rely on such checks should take note.
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