The Rise of Citizen Lawsuits for Environmental Change
Urgenda Foundation v Kingdom of the Netherlands Recently, on October 9, 2018, The Hague Court of Appeal made an unprecedented ruling in finding that the preservation of a stable climate system is a fundamental human right and ordered the Dutch government to meet its commitment of reducing it…Continue reading the post titled The Rise of Citizen Lawsuits for Environmental Change
Renewable Energy Leader
On October 29th, 2018 the City of Regina (“City”) voted on its proposed Renewable City Strategy (“Strategy”). The Strategy provides a roadmap ensuring that the City is powered 100 percent through renewable energy sources by the year 2050. The City approved a motion for the City to be 100 per…Continue reading the post titled Renewable Energy Leader
A Comparative Analysis: Public Consultation for Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancelation Act, 2018, and the Federal Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples under s.35
On October 11, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40 [Mikisew], in which the Court held that the Federal Government does not have a duty under s.35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to consult Abo…Continue reading the post titled A Comparative Analysis: Public Consultation for Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancelation Act, 2018, and the Federal Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples under s.35
Environmental Assessments no longer necessary?
In May 2017 the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reported the existence of approximately 16 dams located throughout northern British Colombia constructed without the proper regulatory approvals. The dams were allegedly constructed by Progress Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petro…Continue reading the post titled Environmental Assessments no longer necessary?
USMCA Trade Deal and the Environment
On September 30, 2018, the United States, Mexico, and Canada announced the completion of negotiations of a new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”) that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”). While much commentary has already been written about the winners…Continue reading the post titled USMCA Trade Deal and the Environment
Superior Court of Justice Dismisses Third Party Action for Professional Negligence arising from the Purchase of Contaminated Land
The Superior Court of Justice recently granted a motion to dismiss a third party claim for professional negligence in a proceeding involving the purchase of a contaminated property that was subject to a remediation order registered on title (the “Contaminated Property”). CN Railway Company v…Continue reading the post titled Superior Court of Justice Dismisses Third Party Action for Professional Negligence arising from the Purchase of Contaminated Land
Examining Shared Environmental Interests with the Michigan State Bar Webcast
On November 12th, members of State Bar of Michigan and the Ontario Bar Association come together to discuss environmental law topics relevant to lawyers on both sides of the border. Moderated by Siskinds LLP partner Paula Lombardi, speakers will discuss the impact of the deep geological repo…Continue reading the post titled Examining Shared Environmental Interests with the Michigan State Bar Webcast
Peter Dillon and Serge Anissimoff to deliver a lecture at Western University
On October 29, Peter Dillon and Serge Anissimoff will deliver a lecture to the Master of Management of Applied Sciences program at Western University. Peter will speak on the subject of upcoming trends in technology, including block chain, crypto currency and artificial intelligence. Serge w…Continue reading the post titled Peter Dillon and Serge Anissimoff to deliver a lecture at Western University
Nobel Prize Winner Recommends Tax on Carbon Emissions
Professor William D. Nordhaus, an economist from Yale who has dedicated more than forty years attempting to convince governments to address climate change through the imposition on a tax on carbon emissions was awarded the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Professor Nordhaus ha…Continue reading the post titled Nobel Prize Winner Recommends Tax on Carbon Emissions
A Primer on Real Estate Issues in Estate Litigation
This paper provides a high-level outline — the “Coles notes”— on frequently encountered real estate issues in estate litigation, specifically, claims arising from proprietary estoppel, the doctrine of part performance, unjust enrichment and the imposition of resulting trusts. It also briefly…Continue reading the post titled A Primer on Real Estate Issues in Estate Litigation
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