Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Environmental Appeal Board confirms Alberta Environment’s decision to reject the application of municipality to obtain additional water from a well

Case considered: Municipality of Crowsnest Pass v. Director, Southern Region, Environmental Management, Alberta Environment (23 December 2009), Appeal No. 08-016-R (A.E.A.B.). PDF version:   The Environmental Appeal Board confirms Alberta Environment’s decision to reject the application of municipality to obtain additional water … Continue reading

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Restructuring under the CCAA: Should A Debtor Always Be Allowed to Proceed?

Case considered: Budget Waste Inc., Re, 2009 ABQB 752. PDF version: Restructuring under the CCAA: Should A Debtor Always Be Allowed to Proceed? LoVecchio J.’s decision in Budget Waste Inc., Re (“Budget Waste“) is a great example of the questions courts … Continue reading

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The Summary Judgment Exception to the Stay of Proceedings in Favour of Arbitration

Case considered: Balancing Pool v. TransAlta Utilities Corporation, 2009 ABQB 631 PDF version: The Summary Judgment Exception to the Stay of Proceedings in Favour of Arbitration A recent decision by Chief Justice Neil C. Wittmann resolves two outstanding issues with … Continue reading

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My Vote for R. v. Hape as a Significant Legal Case of the Decade

Case considered: R. v. Hape, 2007 SCC 26 PDF version: My Vote for R. v. Hape as a Significant Legal Case of the Decade When the R. v. Hape case was released at the Supreme Court of Canada, there was some … Continue reading

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The ten biggest legal and regulatory developments for the oil and gas sector from the first decade of the new millenium

PDF version:  The ten biggest legal and regulatory developments for the oil and gas sector from the first decade of the new millenium Unlike my colleagues I was not prepared to plump for just one case or event and so here … Continue reading

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