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Regulation for offshore drilling creates welcome efficiencies under the Impact Assessment Act

Canada - June 11 2020 On June 3, 2020, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change (the Minister) issued the Regulation Respecting Excluded Physical Activities…

Jan Nitoslawski, Sander Duncanson, Simon C. Baines.

Supreme Court of Canada opens door to liability for alleged human rights abuses abroad

Canada - March 4 2020 On February 28, 2020, a five-justice majority of the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canadian corporations can be sued in Canada for…

Alan Hutchison, Daniel Downie, Jacqueline Code, Mary Angela Rowe, Matthew Huys.

Supreme Court Majority alters framework for judicial reviews and statutory appeals

Canada - December 20 2019 On December 19, 2019, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its much-anticipated decisions in Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov…

Maureen Killoran Q.C., Sean Sutherland, W. David Rankin.

Alberta Court of Appeal finds Alberta local beer preferences unconstitutional

Canada - December 12 2019 On December 2, 2019, the Alberta Court of Appeal issued a decision rendering unconstitutional portions of Alberta government mark-ups…

Colin Feasby, Daniel Downie.

Ontario Court of Appeal upholds constitutionality of federal carbon pricing regime

Canada - July 15 2019 On June 28, 2019, the Ontario Court of Appeal issued a majority decision that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA) is…

Jennifer Fairfax, Richard J. King.