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Top 10 developments in Aboriginal consultation and treaty law in 2016

  • May 18, 2017
  • Alexandre-Philippe Avard and Simon Kupi

Opening against newly-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge of a “renewed, nation-to-nation relationship with Aboriginal peoples,” 2016 was a year of great expectations for Canadian Aboriginal law—and not least in the ever-changing domain of the Crown’s duty to consult and treaty rights.

Aboriginal Law, Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

The Columbia River Treaty: Countdown to 2024

  • September 01, 2015
  • Katia Opalka

Eco-bulletin editor Katia Opalka reminds us that Canada and the United States are parties to a treaty concerning the Columbia River, one that may be terminated by either country on ten year's notice beginning September 16, 2014.

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Interview with Dan Kirby

  • October 14, 2014
  • Katia Opalka

Eco-bulletin editor Katia Opalka shares her notes from an interview with environmental lawyer Dan Kirby.

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

B.C. Supreme Court issues major award for remediation of contaminated site

  • October 10, 2014
  • Michael Manhas and Jana McLean

If you've ever wondered whether you can buy an island in British Columbia, decontaminate it, and then bring a cost recovery action under the Environmental Management Act (BC) against the historic polluter – and win – the answer is yes.

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

Revising an existing decommissioning liability

  • September 17, 2014
  • CPA Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry Task Force on IFRSs

Did you know? "A decommissioning liability may arise from a legal or constructive obligation. Paragraph 10 of IAS 37 defines both a legal and constructive obligation.

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law

New regulations governing LNG facilities

  • September 16, 2014
  • David Bursey and Matthew Keen

Natural gas markets have evolved rapidly in recent years. Just look at how quickly LNG (liquefied natural gas) terminal plans switched from imports to exports. In British Columbia, regulators are hurrying to play catch up.

Environmental, Energy and Resources Law