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Close, but not too close to call: Ted Opitz’s narrow victories in the federal election and the Supreme Court
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • November 20 2012

On May 2, 2011, Canadians voted in the 41st federal election

Keewatin revisited
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • March 21 2013

Earlier this week, the Court of Appeal released its decision in Keewatin v. Ontario (Natural Resources)1. The Court allowed the appeal finding that

Ontario court gives green light to international human rights tort claims in Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc.
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Canada
  • July 26 2013

In a precedent-setting decision that could have important implications for Canadian companies with foreign operations, the Ontario Superior Court of

Municipality’s sale of surplus property quashed
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • November 20 2012

Halifax Regional Council decided to sell a surplus school property, but initially did not allow local community non-profit groups to make submissions before selling it to a developer and for a price that was significantly below the market value of the property

Spookw v. Gitxsan Treaty Society et al., 2011 BCSC 1001
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 14 2011

The plaintiffs in this action, which included six hereditary chiefs and four Gitxsan bands, commenced an action against the Gitxsan Treaty Society (the “GTS”), the Governments of Canada and British Columbia and the British Columbia Treaty Commission (the “Commission”) in relation to the funding of treaty negotiation

School boards
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • March 22 2012

The Applicants, two high school students, unsuccessfully applied for judicial review of their private school’s decision to expel them for marijuana use

Application of Canadian Charter to universities remains unclear
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • June 13 2012

Courts in Ontario and Alberta have recently considered lawsuits by students who claimed universities breached their rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Catalyst Paper Corp. v. North Cowichan (District)
  • Harper Grey LLP
  • Canada
  • February 21 2012

The appellant, Catalyst Paper Corporation (the "Mill"), sought to have a decision upholding a municipal taxation bylaw, that it claimed was unreasonable, set aside

Federal court declares Metis and non-status Indians part of federal jurisdiction over "Indians and lands reserved for Indians"
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 14 2013

Section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867 provides for federal jurisdiction over “Indians and lands reserved for Indians.” Although the Canadian

What We Know and What We Don’t Know About the RCMP Sexual Harassment Class Action Settlement
  • Rubin Thomlinson LLP
  • Canada
  • October 7 2016

Yesterday, in a much publicized press conference, the RCMP and the federal government announced that they had reached an agreement to settle a class