I am pleased to be speaking again this year at Insight’s 8th Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum. The conference will be held in Toronto on December 4 and 5, 2014. I will be speaking on Friday 5 in the session “Getting to yes”. … Continue reading
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In our post dated December 7, 2012, Provincial Clean-up Orders Can be Stayed and Compromised in Canadian Insolvencies, we discussed the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador v. AbitibiBowater Inc. (Abitibi). That case decided that provincial environmental clean-up orders … Continue reading
December 7, 2012 – Provincial Clean-up Orders Can be Stayed and Compromised in Canadian Insolvencies
In its decision released on Friday December 7 , 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada held that provincial environmental clean-up orders may be “claims” that can be stayed and compromised under the federal Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-36 (“CCAA”). In Newfoundland … Continue reading
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