Ontario Privacy Commissioner downplays USA PATRIOT Act outsourcing risks
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | November 20 2012
Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) stores personal information related to hunting and fishing licences in a database located in the United States, under contract with a commercial vendor called Active Outdoors.
Field Law | Canada | January 29 2013
"There may be no greater area of confusion and misunderstanding than fear of the PATRIOT Act" - Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Cloud
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP | Canada | April 24 2009
On April 1, 2009, the Quebec Auditor General (QAG) filed a report that strongly criticized the government of Quebec’s interventions in the mining sector.
Dentons | Canada | August 30 2012
Many of our mining clients do not appreciate the role of the Ministry of Natural Resources (“MNR”) and the regulation of Crown land through the Public Lands Act.
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP | Canada | June 21 2013
On May 29, 2013, Bill 43, entitled the Mining Act ("Bill 43"), was introduced in the Quebec National Assembly by the Minister of Natural Resources
Torys LLP | Canada | October 14 2011
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently released the Lakes and Rivers Improvement Act Administrative Guide (Guide) together with a series of supporting technical bulletins.
Dentons | Canada | March 6 2012
Economist Don Drummond recently released a sweeping report on rethinking Provincial governance and Ontario’s economy.
Dentons | Canada | March 6 2012
Economist Don Drummond recently released a sweeping report (the “Drummond Report”) on rethinking Provincial governance and Ontario’s economy.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | September 23 2010
The Ontario Government is proposing significant rules around where off-shore wind turbines can be located and what technical requirements will need to be fulfilled before any turbines can be built.
Torys LLP | Canada | March 11 2013
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently decided to proceed with its Policy Framework for the Modernization of MNR Approvals as that
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP | Canada | July 12 2012
In the Province of Ontario, mining is largely regulated by the provincial government, with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) acting as the two main oversight bodies.
Dentons | Canada | February 10 2009
In proceedings filed with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on August 20, 2007, Boniferro Mill Works ULC ("Boniferro") successfully challenged the stumpage fee practice of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (the "MNR"), persuading the Court that the residual value charge ("RVC") assessed by Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario ("HMQ") as a component of the Crown timber pricing system purportedly authorized by the Crown Forest Sustainability Act 1994, S.O., 1994, c. 25 (the "Act") is unlawful.
Torys LLP | Canada | November 2 2012
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) recently released a discussion paper titled "Modernization of Approvals" regarding a proposed policy framework to modernize and streamline the MNR’s issuance of permits, authorizations and licences.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | December 20 2007
In his 200607 Annual Report "Reconciling our Priorities" Gord Miller, Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, advised the Legislature that: "Our growth plan for southern Ontario communities has some laudable features, but in some areas it calls for development that would exceed the ability of the local environment to support it."
Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | February 8 2010
As the dust finally settles from the 60-day initial launch period in the Fall of 2009 under the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, many project developers, renewable energy generation equipment manufacturers, investors, lenders and governmental agencies are quickly realizing that Ontario's renewable energy market is experiencing explosive growth.
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | October 16 2012
On October 5, 2012, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck out an action brought by Trillium Power Wind Corporation (Trillium) against the Ontario government seeking $2.5 billion in damages occasioned by Ontario’s February 2011 moratorium on offshore wind farms.
Dentons | Canada, USA | June 4 2012
A perennial issue in Canadian privacy law is what to do about the USA Patriot Act.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | February 8 2011
In early December 2010 the Ontario Minister of Natural Resources posted a proposed "Natural Heritage Assessment Guide" to be used in relation to renewable energy approvals for application to both Crown and private lands.
McMillan LLP | Canada | December 3 2013
While the benefits of outsourcing organizational data storage to the cloud are plentiful, so are the legal risks. An organization must be sensitive
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | March 31 2009
The protection of personal information is at the forefront of public policy debate in Canada.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | July 20 2009
The Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 (the "Act") received royal assent on May 14, 2009.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | March 26 2012
On Thursday March 22, 2012, the Ontario Government released the results of its review (the “FIT Review”) of the Ontario Feed-in Tariff program (“FIT Program”).
Harper Grey LLP | Canada | November 24 2011
Sierra Club Canada (“Sierra Club”) sought a declaration invalidating a permit granted by the Minister of Natural Resources of Ontario (“Ontario”) allowing for a bridge to be built across the Detroit River, and the attendant disturbance of the habitat of several species (the “Permit”).
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | January 15 2009
The Federal Court of Appeal ("FCA") judgment in eBay Canada Ltd. and eBay CS Vancouver Inc. v. M.N.R., 2008 FCA 348 ("eBay") is the latest in a series of decisions extending the power of the Minister of National Revenue ("Minister") to compel disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | February 3 2010
On December 4th 2009, the Tax Court of Canada (“TCC”) ruled on one of Canada’s most significant cases to date regarding guarantee fees, the case of General Electric Capital Canada Inc. (“GEC”).
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | January 25 2010
On December 4th, 2009, The Tax Court of Canada (herein referred to as "TCC") ruled on one of Canada’s most significant cases to date regarding guarantee fees, the case of General Electric Capital Canada Inc.
Duhaime Law | Canada | November 27 2013
$2 billion green energy public misfeasance case is allowed to proceed and the remedy for political decisions may indeed be in the courtroom and not
Torys LLP | Canada | December 3 2012
On November 14, 2012, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) released a discussion paper titled "Taking a Broader Landscape Approach."
Torys LLP | Canada | January 31 2013
On January 21, 2013, the Ministry of Natural Resources released a report titled "Endangered Species Act Panel Report and Recommendations." The report
Blaney McMurtry LLP | Canada | March 3 2011
On October 25, 2010, Ontario’s Far North Act (the FNA or the “Act”) received royal assent.
Thorsteinssons LLP | Canada | June 3 2013
In MNR v. Lordco Parts Ltd., 2013 FCA 49, the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) reaffirmed that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has an obligation to make
McMillan LLP | Canada | February 1 2013
In 2009, Ontario introduced Bill 173 to amend the Mining Act. These amendments are being phased in with the goal of having them all in force by the
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | July 10 2013
On July 3, 2013, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the "Tribunal") released a landmark decision under Ontario's renewable energy approval regime. In
Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | March 1 2012
The sweeping Drummond Report, which was delivered to the Government of Ontario on February 15, 2012, has called for transformational change in the way the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of the Natural Resources regulate and protect the province’s environmental and natural heritage.
Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | September 30 2013
The slowest doesn’t always finish last. At least that was one lesson learned in July 2013 when the Environmental Review Tribunal (“Tribunal”)
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | July 26 2013
On July 3, 2013, the Environmental Review Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) released a landmark decision under Ontario’s renewable energy approval regime
Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP | Canada | November 1 2013
The Tax Court of Canada has exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine references and appeals to the Tax Court under the Income Tax Act (the Act)
Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | Canada | September 30 2013
There have been a number of decisions dealing with access to commercial information held by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in Ontario
Torys LLP | Canada | February 28 2008
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is proposing changes to its Aggregate Resources Programme Policies and Procedures Manual.
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | April 21 2015
Yesterday, in an important decision for stakeholders in the Ontario renewable energy industry, the Ontario Court of Appeal overturned the Divisional
Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | November 7 2012
Trillium Power Wind Corporation (TPWC), the Toronto-based developer interested in building offshore wind turbines in Lake Ontario, is appealing a decision of the Superior Court of Ontario after a judge ruled in favor of the defendant, the province of Ontario, to strike TPWC’s statement of claim.
Baker & McKenzie | Canada | January 22 2014
Pharmaceutical, medical devicetechnology and other healthcare companies need to be aware of certain Canadian privacy compliance issues in dealing
McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada, United Kingdom | March 8 2011
Saipem UK Limited v the Queen is the first Canadian case wherein the Tax Court of Canada has decided with respect to the anti-discrimination provisions contained in a Canadian tax convention, being Article 22 of the Convention Between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Treaty).
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | October 21 2009
Over the month of September, 2009, the government of Ontario introduced a totalof 16 regulations under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, 2009 ("GEA").
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP | Canada, Global | November 3 2009
The protection of personal information is an important issue as business operations become increasingly global in nature.
Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | December 10 2014
Canada has invested strategically in terms of education, training and literacy and welcomes business owners and those with entrepreneurial interests
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP | Canada | March 31 2011
In January 2011, the Tax Court of Canada (the "TCC") released two judgments, Prue v. M.N.R (“Prue”) and Smith v. M.N.R (“Smith”) in which it found that the individuals were operating as independent contractors rather than employees.