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When is a Consequence a Penalty?

Canada - August 9 2016 ​​​A recent case from the British Columbia Court of Appeal (Do v. Nichols) confirms that courts will be reluctant to refuse to enforce an onerous…

Robert Dawkins.

2018 Environmental Law Annual Review

Canada - June 5 2018 2017 was full of compelling developments in the area of environmental law. There were several notable developments in the case law on areas such as…

Dionysios Rossi, Erika Lambert-Shirzad.

Wrong turn has court certify environmental class action

Canada - July 18 2017 The claim at the heart of Kirk v. Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services, 2017 BCSC 726 is the first of its kind to be certified as a class proceeding…

Rick Williams.

Court of Appeal finds no duty to consult when government interprets environmental legislation Court of Appeal dismisses fort nelson first nation v. British Columbia (environmental assessment office), 2016 BCCA 500

Canada - May 3 2017 The B.C. Court of Appeal recently released a decision (Fort Nelson First Nation v. British Columbia (Environmental Assessment Office), 2016 BCCA 500)…

Environmental law - fall 2015

Canada - October 20 2015 In the past few months, several applications for judicial review relating to BC Hydro’s Site C Project (the “Project”) have been dismissed.These…

F.F. (Rick) Coburn, Luke Dineley.