Tag Archives: Aboriginal Law

July 22, 2013 – Human Rights Claims Against Canadian Corp For Acts Of Its Overseas Subsidiary May Proceed

Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has denied a motion  to strike out claims by indigenous Guatemalans for human rights abuses, including rape and murder, alleged against security staff employed by the defendant’s Guatemalan subsidiary. In Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., … Continue reading

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July 16, 2013 – Ontario’s New Energy Vision Puts Conservation Before New Generation

Province Makes Conservation Top Priority in Energy Planning Ontario will prioritize investment in conservation measures before building new generation, whenever it is cost-effective to do so. The government has released Conservation First: A Renewed Vision for Energy Conservation in Ontario … Continue reading

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June 21, 2013 – Happy National Aboriginal Day from Yellowknife

This year’s conference of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section (NEERLS) takes place in Yellowknife, North West Territories. As a member of NEERLS’ executive committee, Paul has the pleasure of attending the conference and celebrating National … Continue reading

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May 6, 2013 – Ontario to include municipalities, Aboriginal and other communities in regional energy planning

In an effort to involve communities in the planning process for regional energy infrastructure, the government has asked the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) to develop a new regional energy planning process based on … Continue reading

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February 2013 – Manning Environmental Law Speaking Engagements

February 7, 2013 – Paul Manning is a panelist on Major Projects and the Duty to Consult in the Aboriginal Law session of the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013. The Institute  takes place at Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, 2 Harbour Square, … Continue reading

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December 6, 2012 – Paul Manning to Speak at Insight’s 6th Aboriginal Energy Forum

Paul Manning, principal at Manning Environmental Law, and Margaret Buist, Director General, Lands and Environmental Management, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will speak at Insight’s 6th Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum on 6th December, 2012. In their session Implications of Amendments to the Environmental Assessment … Continue reading

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September 24, 2012 – BC Court of Appeal confirms municipalities’ exemption from constitutional duty to consult Aboriginal peoples.

British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has endorsed a significant loophole in the constitutional duty to consult Aboriginal peoples by confirming that the grant of powers to municipalities by provinces does not automatically carry with it the power and duty to consult. … Continue reading

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September 24, 2012 – Ontario to fund community environmental projects to protect Great Lakes

Applications are being accepted until November 17, 2012 for community-based environmental projects that remediate or restore the environment, foster spills preparedness or provide research and education in watersheds where environmental violations have occurred. The funding comes through the Ontario Community … Continue reading

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September 7, 2012 – Paul Manning to speak at SSX 2012

Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff program and documentation have been substantially revised. There are significant advantages for Aboriginal Communities under FIT 2.0. I will be speaking this Friday at SSX ONTARIO: Solar Summit & eXpo! on the opportunities and challenges of partnering … Continue reading

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July 30, 2012 – Ontario Increases Support for Aboriginal Energy Projects

Ontario has announced that it will expand the Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program to encourage First Nation and Métis participation in the province’s clean energy economy. The expansion will make an additional $150 million available under the program. To date, the Aboriginal … Continue reading

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