Mondaq Canada: Energy and Natural Resources
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Since the release of the Supreme Court of Canada's (SCC's) decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia, there has been much debate and unease about its implications for mining and other resource development in Canada.
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").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On February 25, 2015, the Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Mr. David Heurtel, announced a significant reform in relation to the environmental authorization process set forth under the Québec Environment Quality Act ("EQA").
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On February 20, 2015, Parliament introduced Bill C-52, an Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
FracFocus is widely used by the oil and gas industry for chemical disclosures. Thus far, at least twenty states rely on the website to store its disclosures.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The April 1, 2015 announced deadline for the federal government to implement the provisions of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, which received royal assent on December 16, 2014, is just over a month away.
Davis LLP
Last week, we reported that the federal government was considering a proposal to provide a significant tax break to proposed LNG plants in British Columbia.
Davis LLP
Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt announced today that the federal government has introduced Bill C-52, the Safe and Accountable Rail Act.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On February 19, 2015, the Department of Finance released a proposal to allow accelerated CCA treatment...
Davis LLP
Davis LLP’s Marek Lorenc co-authored the article "A New Energy Economy" in the Spring 2014 issue of The OGM (The Oil & Gas Magazine).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The additional allowances for a liquefaction facility can be claimed only against income attributable to liquefaction of natural gas at that facility.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
British Columbia’s latest budget, introduced on Feb. 17, 2015, confirmed two measures intended to support B.C.’s mining industry, including an extension of the B.C. mining flow-through share tax credit.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
With interests in more than 8,000 properties in more than 100 countries, Canadian extractive-industry companies account for almost half of the world’s mining and mineral exploration activity.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In a previous post, we discussed the federal and provincial environmental assessment (EA) process and the status of the various proposed BC LNG Export Terminals in obtaining the necessary EA approvals.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The OSC has proposed a new incentivized Whistleblower Program in an effort to motivate individuals with inside knowledge or information relating to a possible breach of securities law to come forward.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On February 16, 2015, the British Columbia Government tabled Bill 12, the Federal Port Development Act.
Clark Wilson LLP
Yesterday, Mike Eckford of CKNW interviewed David Austin on the state of LNG in BC relative to the low price of oil.
Jones Day
Accordingly, L.B. 1161 remains intact and the former governor's approval of the permit stands.
Davis LLP
Reuters is reporting that Finance Minister Joe Oliver, in pre-budget consultations, is considering a proposal to provide a significant tax break to proposed LNG plants in British Columbia.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The decision also approves tariff changes that introduce new services and contract options.
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Jones Day
Accordingly, L.B. 1161 remains intact and the former governor's approval of the permit stands.
Lawson Lundell LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") and the Aboriginal Consultation Office ("ACO") released the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resources Activities (the "Operating Procedures").
Davis LLP
The market for renewable power in Ontario will continue to be busy in 2015, in no small part because of the continuously evolving regulatory landscape.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On Dec. 19, 2014, the Ontario Power Authority announced the availability of new interim funding under the auspices of the Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Ontario’s power sector was restructured around the year 2000, requiring, among other things, municipalities to "corporatize" their distribution assets.
Goodmans LLP
Two recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions provide guidance on how provincial governments must proceed when engaging in resource development on lands subject to Aboriginal title or to treaty agreements.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On January 22, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its first decision under the merger review provisions of the Competition Act in nearly twenty years.
Saxe Law Office
The Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is proposing to tighten the permissible levels of some contaminants in piped drinking water, and to adopt standards for other as yet unregulated chemicals.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Justice Nadon of the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an application by a group for leave to appeal the National Energy Board’s Ruling No. 34 concerning the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
The decline in oil prices and the consequences for Western Canada as well as the delayed federal budget have all dominated the domestic headlines for January.
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