Changes to Canada’s Environmental Emergency Regulations Are Coming in 2017

The Environmental Emergency Regulations (the “Current Regulations”) under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (“CEPA”) aim to enhance the protection of the environment and human health in environmental emergency situations by promoting prevention and ensuring preparedness, response and recovery.[1] They require companies or persons who own or manage specified toxic and hazardous substances at or above the specified thresholds to provide required information on the substance(s), their quantities and to prepare and implement environmental emergency plans. View Full Post
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How Do the Courts Allocate Loss Amongst Innocent Victims of a Fraud?

Fraudsters are very clever. Many set up elaborate commercial transactions for the purpose of absconding with someone else’s money.  By the time the scheme is discovered, an innocent victim is usually out of pocket, often for large sums of money. In an effort to recover that loss, the victim often turns to other innocent parties who were unknowingly involved in the deal and seeks to impose the loss on them. View Full Post
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Ten Simple Words Keep the Termination Clause Debate Alive: SCC Denies Leave to Appeal in Oudin V. Centre Francophone De Toronto

Alex Lemoine –  Readers of our blog will recall that termination provisions have, in recent years, come under technical scrutiny by the courts. Where a contractual termination provision has failed to state that minimum statutory requirements will be provided, the courts have shown willingness to invalidate a contractual provision and award an employee damages in lieu of his or her “common law reasonable notice” (which almost always exceeds the applicable statutory minimums). View Full Post
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Request for Expressions of Interest in New Brunswick for 40 MW of Renewable Energy

By | Canadian Energy Perspectives | February 14, 2017
Request for Expressions of Interest in New Brunswick for 40 MW of Renewable Energy By Jacob Stone and Louis-Nicolas Boulanger Jacob StoneLouis-Nicolas Boulanger NB Power, the provincial electricity production corporation for New Brunswick, announced on January 26, 2017 the launch of a request for expressions of interest to obtain 40 MW of electricity from local entities for contracts of no less than 20 years. View Full Post
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