Mondaq Canada: Energy and Natural Resources
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In a previous blog entry, we provided comprehensive commentary on the then-recently tabled Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act.
Goodmans LLP
The New York Times recently reported that PNC Financial had joined a growing list of financiers in the United States that have "distanced themselves from coal companies involved in mountain top removal."
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, the British Columbia provincial government introduced Bill 23, the Miscellaneous Statutes Amendment Act, 2015, for first reading in the legislature.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued new rules which create a "traffic light" process in response to earthquakes believed to have been caused by hydraulic fracturing.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Tailings Management Framework is intended to provide direction for the management of new and legacy fluid tailings, during and following the cessation of mining operations in the Lower Athabasca Region.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench recently released its decision in TransAlta Corporation v. Market Surveillance Administrator, ordering TransAlta to produce hundreds of documents over which it claimed litigation privilege to the Market Surveillance Administrator.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The Canadian media is abuzz with stories that the Province of Ontario will sell some portion of Hydro One, either through an initial public offering or some form of private sale.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In response to the panel's recommendations, the EAO has established additional information requirements for proposed mines in British Columbia with tailings ponds.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Minister indicated that the 2015 provincial budget (the release date is likely to be in late April or early May) would contain decisions about removing various barriers to the consolidation of the distribution sector.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
There is no indication in Bulletin 2015-10 as to the reason for, or anticipated length of, the delay in the Joint Operating Procedures taking effect.
Davis LLP
The Canadian Border Services Agency (the "CBSA") has imposed duties on Chinese-produced solar modules, which may dampen the downward slide of solar module prices in Canada, at least temporarily.
Langlois Kronstrom Desjardins s.e.n.c.r.l.
During the first week of December, 2014, the Quebec Court of Appeal rendered two consecutive industry-significant decisions in favour of our client Athena Energy Marketing Inc.
WeirFoulds LLP
Regulatory agencies play a critical role in the operation of modern society. They perform functions which none of the legislature, the government, or the courts have the time, the expertise, or the capacity to perform.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Blueberry River First Nations has commenced a novel treaty rights infringement claim against the Province of British Columbia.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The BC Court of Appeal has overturned a significant trial decision that had ordered the province of British Columbia to pay $1.75 million in damages to a logging company...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On January 20, 2015, the Alberta Utilities Commission released Decision 790-D02-2015, Milner Power Inc. and ATCO Power Ltd. Re: Complaints.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This blog is authored by members of BLG's Oil and Gas Focus Group. We follow new and interesting legal issues as they emerge in the energy area.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On March 4, 2015, Hydro-Québec Distribution ("HQD") issued a new request for proposals for the purchase of up to 500 MW of firm capacity and the related energy during "peak periods".
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
The federal government announced two new tax measures favourable to investors in junior mining exploration companies in Canada in an effort to stabilize and strengthen the Canadian mining industry.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On February 26, 2015, Bill C-22 (short title, Energy Safety and Security Act) was given Royal Assent and became an Act of Parliament.
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McMillan LLP
The Crown's failure to adequately consult with Aboriginal groups will not always result in a meaningful remedy being granted by the courts.
Cassels Brock
Since our last overview of Indigenous conflicts in Canada there have been many new and interesting developments.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Blueberry River First Nations has commenced a novel treaty rights infringement claim against the Province of British Columbia.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The BC Court of Appeal has overturned a significant trial decision that had ordered the province of British Columbia to pay $1.75 million in damages to a logging company...
Saxe Law Office
In 2011, we wrote about the innovative stormwater fee adopted by Kitchener, Ontario, following English and American precedents.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator (the "AER") announced the release of the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resource Activities (the "Joint Operating Procedures"), which contain new requirements for applications under the "specified enactments", defined in the Responsible Energy Development Act ("REDA") as the Mines and Minerals Act [Part 8], Public Lands Act, Water Act, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act ("EPEA").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On March 1, 2015, Canada's Department of Finance issued a new release announcing two mining-sector changes to the Income Tax Act (Canada) ("ITA").
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Minister indicated that the 2015 provincial budget (the release date is likely to be in late April or early May) would contain decisions about removing various barriers to the consolidation of the distribution sector.
WeirFoulds LLP
A carbon tax is a tax on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated from burning fossil fuels. In economic terms, it means putting a price on each tonne of GHG emitted.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
Quebec runs a chronic trade deficit (2013: C$30 billion). Lower oil prices coupled with higher exports to a resurgent US should narrow the deficit but it will remain high until certain structural issues are addressed.
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