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  • Back to the Future: Amendments to the Fisheries ActFebruary 20, 2018

    Authors: Sean Parker and Ainslie Fowler, Student-at-LawOn February 6, 2018, the Federal Government introduced proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act with Bill C-68 (the “Bill”).  The Bill seeks to reverse several provisions of the current Fisheries Act that was amended in 2012 when the Harper gove … Read more »

  • Sweeping Changes Proposed to Canada’s Environmental Assessment LegislationFebruary 13, 2018

    Author: Sarah Levine The parliamentary review of Canada’s federal environmental assessment and regulatory processes, initiated by the Trudeau government in 2016, has culminated in proposed sweeping changes to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (“CEAA 2012”), the Fisheries Act, the Navig … Read more »

  • Treaty Rights and the Crown’s Duty to Consult Remain at Forefront of Legal DiscourseFebruary 12, 2018

    By Sarah Levine and JoAnn P. JamiesonIn 2017, several significant decisions were released that keep the treaty rights of Indigenous peoples and the Crown’s duty to consult at the forefront of legal discourse.  While the importance of treaty rights is now consistently espoused by all levels of courts … Read more »

  • Some Thoughts on BC's Plan to Restrict Increased Transportation of BitumenFebruary 9, 2018

    Author: Gavin FitchOn January 30, 2018, the government of British Columbia announced that it intends to further regulate oil spill response in the province.  As part of the announcement, BC said that it may restrict the increase of diluted bitumen transportation through the province “until the behav … Read more »

  • New AER Water Act Authorization ProcedureJanuary 16, 2018

    By Sean ParkerOn January 16, 2018, the Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”) issued Bulletin 2018-01: OneStop – Water Act Approval Applications and Code of Practice Notifications.  Bulletin 2018-01 provides that as of January 29, 2018, the AER will implement a new online process using the OneStop platfor … Read more »