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Bill C-69 – Status Update And Opportunity For Input On Development Of Regulations
Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act.
Canada
 
11 Jun 2019
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Court Of Appeal Rules On Latest Contaminated Lands Case: Huang v Fraser Hillary's Limited
On June 8, 2018, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its latest decision dealing with liability for contaminated lands: Huang v. Fraser Hillary's Limited.
Canada
18 Jul 2018
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Brace For Impact (Assessments) – Government Of Canada Tables Omnibus Environmental Bill
On February 8, 2018, the Government of Canada tabled Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
Canada
15 Feb 2018
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Scaling Up Protections – Government Of Canada Tables Fisheries Act Amendments
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, the Government of Canada tabled Bill C-68 comprising 56 pages and entitled An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence.
Canada
8 Feb 2018
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Navigating Environmental Risk: When And How To Apply The Precautionary Principle
The interpretation and application of the precautionary principle in Canada is far from settled
Canada
29 Jan 2018
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Reconciliation Includes Respecting Land Claims Agreements And Co-Management Processes – Supreme Court Of Canada Quashes Yukon's Peel Watershed Land Use Plan
On December 1, 2017 the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision on the future of Yukon's Peel watershed.
Canada
12 Dec 2017
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Supreme Court Finds Development Of Jumbo Valley Ski Resort Does Not Impair Ktunaxa Nation's Freedom Of Religion
In Ktunaxa Nation v British Columbia, the Supreme Court considered the application of freedom of religion to Indigenous spirituality for the first time.
Canada
13 Nov 2017
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Heavy Lies The Head That Wears The Crown: SCC Delivers Clyde River And Chippewas Judgments
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.
Canada
1 Aug 2017
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BC Court Declines To Issue Injunction In Aboriginal Treaty Rights Case
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...
Canada
19 Jul 2017
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Federal Discussion Paper Released On Review Of Environmental Regulatory Processes
At the same time, the government also commenced a review to modernize the National Energy Board.
Canada
12 Jul 2017
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Expert Panel Releases Its Report: A New Vision For Impact Assessment In Canada
The Minister responded by establishing a four-person Expert Panel on August 15, 2016 to conduct the review.
Canada
7 Apr 2017
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Is There A Duty To Consult On Legislation? SCC May Decide
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").
Canada
23 Feb 2017
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Aboriginal Consultation And Administrative Proceedings: Two Cases Heard By The SCC In November
For Indigenous law watchers, November 30, 2016 was a notable day. The SCC in a day long sitting heard Hamlet of Clyde River v TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA...
Canada
5 Dec 2016
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A Look Beyond Resource Engagement
As we focus on fall activities for resource and infrastructure projects, some may pause to consider the Indigenous issues which are top of mind in provincial and federal governments.
Canada
16 Sep 2016
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Update: Wind Farms vs Blanding's Turtles – ERT Decision Stands
The period for filing an appeal of the Environmental Review Tribunal ("ERT") decision on the Ostrander Point Wind Farm has passed.
Canada
15 Jul 2016
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Northern Gateway Pipeline Project On Hold Until Canada Adequately Fulfills Duty To Consult
Canadian resource industry, government leaders and Aboriginal communities will be adding the recent Federal Court of Appeal Northern Gateway decision to their summer reading lists.
Canada
11 Jul 2016
17
Wind Farms Vs Blanding's Turtles – A Final Decision At Last?
On June 6, 2016 the Environmental Review Tribunal released its decision determining the appropriate statutory remedy respecting the Director's approval of the construction and operation of a nine turbine wind farm at Ostrander Point.
Canada
1 Jul 2016
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Seeking To Restore Public Trust – The Federal Government Launches Review Of Environmental & Regulatory Processes
On Monday, the federal government announced a comprehensive review of environmental and regulatory processes.
Canada
22 Jun 2016
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Legislative Changes Ahead? Commons Committee Calls For Overhaul Of Federal Sustainable Development Legislation
In a detailed and hard-hitting report released June 17, 2016, the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, said the government's Federal Sustainable Development Strategy "is not living up to expectations."
Canada
22 Jun 2016
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M้tis And Non-Status Indians: Out Of The Jurisdictional Wasteland
On April 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Daniels v Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development).
Canada
3 May 2016
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