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Can they really do that? Understanding the limits of governmental permitting and compliance powers

While every company strives to achieve constructive relations with regulators, sometimes this is not enough. In such cases, understanding the rules that apply to regulators and the limits of their powers can be essential to levelling the playing field.

Details Wednesday, November 9, 2022
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August 2022 Update: Upcoming Deadline for Pre-Existing Owners to file a Transparency Report on the Land Owner Transparency Registry

Aug 24, 2022

The deadline for Pre-Existing Owners to file a transparency report on the Land Owner Transparency Registry will occur on November 30, 2022.

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Developers Beware: Changes to O. Reg. 242/08 Under the Endangered Species Act and What They Mean for Projects Already Underway

Jul 5, 2022

Companies may be affected by updated requirements under the Endangered Species Act, including prohibitions on harming new species at risk and related exemptions.

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June 28, 2024 – CDOR will be no more

Jun 21, 2022

CDOR to cease being published after June 28, 2024; Term CORRA to be potentially created; market participants need to prepare for end of CDOR now.

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Jurisdictional Battle Over The Environment Continues – Canada’s Impact Assessment Legislation Found Unconstitutional

May 25, 2022

On May 10, 2022, the Alberta Court of Appeal ruled that the federal Impact Assessment Act and related Physical Activities Regulations are unconstitutional.

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Alberta’s New Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act: What You Need to Know Before August 29, 2022 (Consolidated)

Apr 6, 2022

A Primer and Comprehensive Overview of Alberta’s New Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act. What You Need to Know Before August 29, 2022 (Consolidated)

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The Potential Impact of the Ukraine Conflict on Contracts Between Canadian and Russian Companies

Mar 8, 2022

Legal tools Canadian companies should seek advice on if they are no longer able perform contractual agreements because of the war in Ukraine

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Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Upheld

Jan 12, 2022

An Ontario arbitrator upheld an employer's vaccine mandate for both a site where a 3rd party obligation existed and a related site with no such obligation.

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Ontario Arbitrators Continue to Uphold Terminations of Employees who Breach COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Jan 12, 2022

A recent decision by an Ontario arbitrator further affirmed the notion that dishonesty during COVID screening protocols by an employee can lead to termination.