Climate change and Alberta flooding?
My heart goes out to the people of Calgary and elsewhere in Alberta whose lives have been turned upside down by last week’s catastrophic floods, (including our friends and family members). But my mind also goes back to Natural Resources Canada’s 2007 and 2010 reports on climate c…Continue reading the post titled Climate change and Alberta flooding?
When is retroactive personal liability just and fair?
Here is Dianne’s presentation from Yellowknife, described as “powerful” and “thought-provoking” by participants:06.21.2013 Risk, liability and fairnessContinue reading the post titled When is retroactive personal liability just and fair?
No appeal from Environmental Review Tribunal refusal of stay pending appeal
She ruled that the Legislature intended orderees to have no remedy if the Tribunal turns down their request for a stay pending appeal, regardless of the financial consequences and of the potential invalidity of the Order.Continue reading the post titled No appeal from Environmental Review Tribunal refusal of stay pending appeal
Who pays when polluters can’t?
Who pays when polluters can’t? In theory, Canadians are pretty comfortable with the polluter pay principle, at least when it applies to other people. (We do not seem to feel the same way about carbon taxes.) In theory, the polluter-pay principle ensures that polluters, rather than the public…Continue reading the post titled Who pays when polluters can’t?
A new Northwest Territories Wildlife Act worth learning about
In honour of National Aboriginal Day, here’s a quick look at the Northwest Territories’ proposed innovative Wildlife Act, developed jointly with First Nations communities and governments.Continue reading the post titled A new Northwest Territories Wildlife Act worth learning about
Government's Giant Mine remediation plan would leave site hazardous
Review Board agrees: the proposed Giant Mine Remediation Project IS likely to cause significant cumulative adverse impacts. It needs expensive changes.Continue reading the post titled Government's Giant Mine remediation plan would leave site hazardous
Dianne speaking at NEERLS
Dianne is speaking about officers and directors’ liability at this week’s 2013 National Environment, Energy and Resources Law Summit in Yellowknife, land of the midnight sun. Despite the naysayers, this is proving to be the most popular national environmental law summit that the …Continue reading the post titled Dianne speaking at NEERLS
Siskinds Helps Olympic Gold Medalists Raise Funds For Kids.
Earlier this month Siskinds was proud to sponsor Tessa & Scott’s Golf Classic at FireRock Golf Course. This event was hosted by Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, the Olympic Gold Medal winning skating duo, with proceeds benefiting the Thames Valley Children’s Centre as well as the Ilderton …Continue reading the post titled Siskinds Helps Olympic Gold Medalists Raise Funds For Kids.
How many more people will pack into the Golden Horseshoe?
Ontario has adopted the latest update of its Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan, from now until 2041. The Greater Golden Horseshoe is one of the fastest growing regions in North America. By 2031, the population of this area is forecast to grow by an additional 3.7 million (from 2001) to 11…Continue reading the post titled How many more people will pack into the Golden Horseshoe?
What does it mean to “opt-out” of a class action?
What does it meant to “opt-out” of a class action?In her latest article, Siskinds Associate Linda Visser looks at what it means to opt-out of a class action. She considers the benefits of participating in class actions and provides an example of a situation where it may be worthwhile to not …Continue reading the post titled What does it mean to “opt-out” of a class action?