Devry Smith Frank LLP
The Alberta court has once again called out pseudo law, that body of "spurious legally incorrect ideas that superficially sound like law and purport to be real law".
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The Federal Court of Appeal recently addressed the role of interveners and, in doing so, the proper role of the courts
Bennett Jones LLP
On September 29, 2020, Canada imposed economic sanctions against 11 Belarusian government officials ("listed person(s)") implicated in state-sponsored violence and human rights violations.
Smart & Biggar
Both the applicants and the respondent have appealed the June 29, 2020 decision striking subsection 3(4) of the Regulations Amending the Patented Medicines Regulations...
The extraordinary events of 2020 have amplified the profile of what was already expected to be a historic U.S. election. The pandemic and its many effects on the global economy...
Lawson Lundell LLP
As courts cautiously resume in-person hearings across the country, there is looming uncertainty about when—or if—civil jury trials will ever resume.
Aird & Berlis LLP
On September 21, 2020, the Ontario Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) announced that the federal government has accepted Ontario's Emissions Performance Standards...
Miller Thomson LLP
On September 22 and 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada ("SCC") heard appeals by Saskatchewan, Ontario and Alberta regarding the constitutionality ...
On the eve of the Supreme Court of Canada's hearing on the constitutionality of the federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA), ...
Over the past two days, the Supreme Court of Canada heard appeals from decisions of the Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario Courts of Appeal on the constitutionality of the federal...
Torkin Manes LLP
One of the key factors a Court has to take into account when interpreting legislation is the Act's purpose.
McCague Borlack LLP
In just a few short months, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted seismic changes in all of society; including having a profound effect on the health and behaviour of everyone.
On September 1, 2020, Alberta's Bill 29: Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, 2020 came into force. Its intent is to level the playing field for candidates of local, municipal and school board...
Devry Smith Frank LLP
The duty to consult and to accommodate indigenous peoples can arise at any time in the aggregate licensing process. The failure to properly address the duty will not only cost time and...
CLC (Canadian Litigation Counsel)
After receiving royal assent on July 23, 2020, Bill 22's changes to Part 15.1 of the MGA came into force on September 1, 2020.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Episode 21: Politics in a Pandemic – As Erin O'Toole takes office as Leader of the Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada...
Blaney McMurtry LLP
Please find below our summaries of the civil decisions released by the Court of Appeal for Ontario during the week of August 24 to 28, 2020. There was a plethora of decisions released.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Section 25 is an infrequently cited provision of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Charter) that protects certain Aboriginal interests from Charter scrutiny.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
Bill 22, the Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act (Bill 22), passed third reading in the provincial Legislature on July 15, 2020 and received Royal Assent on July 23.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
On May 22, 2020, the BC Supreme Court issued its reasons in Joseph v. Meir, 2020 BCSC 778 with additional reasons on July 6, 2020. The case concerned a plaintiff who sought damages against an RCMP...