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Injunctions issued against companies for lack of Aboriginal consultation

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • March 31 2012

Two recent decisions in Ontario and British Columbia provide examples of the courts temporarily restraining commercial development for a lack of adequate consultation with affected Aboriginal groups

Aboriginal law update March 2012

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • March 28 2012

Two recent decisions in Ontario and British Columbia provide examples of the courts temporarily restraining commercial development for a lack of adequate consultation with affected Aboriginal groups

Due diligence in buying residential property beware leaking oil tanks

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • May 1 2011

For most of us in today's age of natural gas and electricity, we don't often think about the implications of home heating oil tanks and the contamination that they can cause to residential properties

Case comment - Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • November 3 2010

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, overturning the British Columbia Court of Appeal and confirming the decision of the British Columbia Utilities Commission (the “Commission”) approving the 2007 Energy Purchase Agreement entered into by Alcan and BC Hydro (the “2007 EPA”

Major petroleum spill in Johnstone Strait in Orca sanctuary: due diligence lessons for captains and barge owners

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
  • -
  • September 23 2010

A recently reported decision provides useful insight into the due diligence defence

The environmental assessment track discretion to scope is not discretion to track?

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada
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  • February 3 2010

In Mining Watch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2010 SCC 2, Red Chris Development Company and BCMetals Corporation (“Red Chris”) sought to develop a copper and gold open pit mining and milling operation in north-western British Columbia