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The Latest Risk to the BC Natural Resource Sector: Government Uses Little Known Law to Freeze Mining Rights Unless First Nations Consent

Mar 11, 2024

BC's government has issued unprecedented orders, to prohibit mining activity in certain areas, unless First Nations consent.

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BC Government Consulting on New Law to Give Indigenous Groups Control over Crown Land Decisions

Jan 24, 2024

The Government of BC is seeking to amend the Land Act to provide decision making power over Crown land to Indigenous groups.

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Supreme Court of Canada Rules Impact Assessment Act Unconstitutional: Implications and Future Directions

Nov 1, 2023

Overview of the Supreme Court's ruling of the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act and its implications on the energy and natural resource sectors.

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Canada & Taiwan Conclude Foreign Investment Protection Arrangement

Oct 30, 2023

Canada-Taiwan FIPA Latest Milestone in Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy.

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Indigenous Law Update: What the B.C. Natural Resource Sector Should Know About “Non-Treaty” Agreements

Aug 22, 2023

This bulletin discusses non-treaty agreements with indigenous groups in British Columbia.

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ESG Not Just ESG

Jul 25, 2023

This bulletin discusses the push for the inclusion of Indigenous considerations in ESG practices which could lead to the addition of "I" (ESGI).

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CSA Seeks Comments on Two New Approaches to Diversity Disclosure

May 10, 2023

The Canadian Securities Administrators is seeking comments on the proposed amendments to the corporate governance disclosure rules and policies (Form 58-101F1)

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Competing Claims for Construction Holdback – Whose Money is it, anyway?

Apr 1, 2023

The Court reviews the application of trust claims to construction projects on Federal lands, and illustrates the importance of a carefully drafted contract.

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Settlement Counsel – valuable addition to the dispute-resolution toolkit

Mar 28, 2023

Settlement Counsel is litigation counsel engaged for the sole purpose of resolving a dispute or settling a case.