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Supreme Court of Canada to hear Alberta’s “orphaned” oil wells case

Canada - November 9 2017 On November 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada granted the Alberta Energy Regulator and the Orphan Well Association’s request for leave to appeal...

Glenn Gibson.


Uncertainty in Canada’s Oil Patch over Environmental Remediation Claims

Canada - October 11 2017 Earlier this year, the Alberta Court of Appeal, in Grant Thornton Ltd. v. Alberta Energy Regulator, 2017 ABCA 124 decided that secured creditors in a...

Glenn Gibson.


Canada: Supreme Court of Canada to Rule on the Doctrine of Equitable Subordination

Canada - May 10 2017 On March 9, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal from the Ontario Court of Appeal’s ruling that there was no jurisdiction to...


Court rules “culpability is not a finite” in charitable donation scheme

Canada - November 16 2016 According to Statistics Canada, 84 of Canadians aged 15 and over, or just under 24 million people, reported making at least one financial donation to...


Courts give the green light for fraud-based class actions in Canadian insolvency proceedings

Canada - October 20 2016 Both of Canada’s primary insolvency statutes, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (“BIA”) and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) provide...