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Forest Ethics Advocacy Assn v Canada: Three Administrative Decisions on the Line 9 Pipeline

On 31 October 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) released Forest Ethics Advocacy Assn v Canada (National Energy Board), 2014 FCA 245 [Forest Ethics]. In the decision, Justice Stratas considered an “inseparable triumvirate” of interlocutory decisions by the National Energy Board (“NEB”) related to a proceeding on the approval of the Lin 9B Reversal […]

Constitutionalizing Environmental Protections Under the Charter : Part 4

This is the final post in a multi-part series that explores constitutionalizing environmental protections through s. 7 of the Charter in the context of heavy oil processing in Peace River, Alberta. The author is solely responsible for the opinions expressed, and any errors or omissions made. For a PDF version of this post with full […]

Constitutionalizing Environmental Protections Under the Charter: Part 3

This post is the third of a multi-part series that explores constitutionalizing environmental protections through s. 7 of the Charter in the context of heavy oil processing in Peace River, Alberta. The author is solely responsible for the opinions expressed, and any errors or omissions made. For a PDF version of this post with full […]

Constitutionalizing Environmental Protections Under the Charter: Part 2

This post is the second of a multi-part series that explores constitutionalizing environmental protections through s. 7 of the Charter in the context of heavy oil processing in Peace River, Alberta. The author is solely responsible for the opinions expressed, and any errors or omissions made. For a PDF version of this post with full […]

Constitutionalizing Environmental Protections Under the Charter: Part 1

This post is the first of a multi-part series that explores constitutionalizing environmental protections through s. 7 of the Charter in the context of heavy oil processing in Peace River, Alberta. The author is solely responsible for the opinions expressed, and any errors or omissions made. For a PDF version of this post with full […]

The Supreme Court Redefines Taxable Consideration: Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. Canada

The Supreme Court’s decision in Daishowa-Marubeni International Ltd. v. Canada, 2013 SCC 29, addressed the question of how much tax was owed by a forestry company on the sale of land with environmental reclamation obligations.  It will be of considerable economic significance for all types of resource industries.  This can be divined from the range […]

Chevron Corp. v. Naranjo: Goliath’s global anti-enforcement injunction against David

The clichéd David vs. Goliath depiction is one which is often used when describing legal cases. But Ecuador’s Lago Agrio community vs. the Chevron Corporation is one legal battle which aptly fits the analogy. The controversial case has a long history, involving alleged environmental violations in Ecuador’s Amazon region by Texaco (now Chevron) from 1964 […]

Ha-Redeye and Yap — Piedra v. Copper Mesa Mining Corporation

In the spirit of increased collegiality and collaboration within the Canadian legal blogging community, LawisCool.com and TheCourt.ca have set aside their heated rivalry to bring you their first ever joint posting. What follows is a commentary on the interesting case of Piedra v. Copper Mesa Mining Corporation, 2010 ONSC 2421. Commentator for LawisCool.com: Omar Ha-Redeye, […]

Newfoundland Loses Latest Round Against AbitibiBowater Inc.

Newfoundland has failed in its latest effort to compel AbitibiBowater Inc. to clean up industrial sites that the company once owned and operated in the province. The Quebec Court of Appeal decision in Newfoundland v. AbitibiBowater Inc., 2010 QCCA 965, denied the province leave to appeal of an earlier decision by the Superior Court in […]

Quebec (Attorney General) v. Moses: A Lesson in Treaty (Mis)interpretation?

Last week marked a pivotal turning point in the development of Aboriginal law and the demarcation of federal-provincial jurisdiction. For the first time ever, the SCC was faced with the challenge of interpreting the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (the Treaty) in its decision in Quebec (Attorney General) v. Moses, 2010 SCC 17.  The […]