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Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources) SCC affirms Ontario’s taking up of treaty lands for resource development purposes

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 11 2014

On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48

Purchasers’ liens remain an uncommon remedy

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 8 2014

Earlier this year, we discussed the decision of the BC Supreme Court in Pan Canadian Mortgage Group v. 679972 B.C. Ltd. in our publication Real

What a relief! BC Court of Appeal decides that equitable relief from forfeiture not available to residential tenants

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • July 2 2014

A commercial tenant may apply to court for relief from forfeiture when faced with the termination of its lease by a landlord, but can a residential

Assessing the implications of the Tsilhqot’in decision on resource development projects in Canada

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 27 2014

As discussed in our earlier blog posting, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently released its decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia

Aboriginal title declared in historic SCC decision, Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 26 2014

On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its highly anticipated decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v. British Columbia. In this

The second opinion: “stinky” but not “fundamental” the BCCA sets a high hurdle for repudiation of a lease

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 13 2014

The contractual doctrine of "fundamental breach" is both doctrinally complex and highly contextual. In Stearman v. Powers, 2013 BCCA 206, the Court

Developers, brokers and anti-money laundering legislation: who is responsible?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • June 10 2014

In situations where developers retain real estate brokers to conduct sales activities on their behalf (for example, in a sales centre), questions may

Use clauses and exclusive uses tips for landlords in retail shopping centres

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 26 2014

Landlords are often faced with requests from prospective tenants for a broad use clause or "exclusive" use protection in their leases. With an

Unlocking the potential of First Nations lands

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 21 2014

Opportunities are being created across Canada as First Nations take action to unlock the potential of their lands. Historically, numerous impediments

New CAC guide: climate change?

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • -
  • Canada
  • -
  • May 13 2014

Community amenity contributions (CACs) are a prickly topic for developers. Over the past 10 or 15 years, British Columbia municipalities have