Monthly Archives: February 2010

ABlawg at Two: Assessing Our Impact

February 26, 2010 is the second anniversary of ABlawg. To mark this occasion, we are interested in hearing from our readers about the impact and usefulness of ABlawg.Here are some of the questions on which we would appreciate receiving feedback: … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Decision on Privacy Process Likely to Have Significant Impact on Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner

Case considered: Alberta Teachers’ Association v. Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner), 2010 ABCA 26 PDF version:  Court of Appeal Decision on Privacy Process Likely to Have Significant Impact on Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner In a rare move, the … Continue reading

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MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans): Hoisted on one’s own petard?*

Case considered: MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2010 SCC 2 PDF version: MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans): Hoisted on one’s own petard? Ecojustice, on behalf of its client MiningWatch Canada, declared victory on January 21, 2010 … Continue reading

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The Availability of Relief from Forfeiture for Non-Payment of a Life Insurance Premium

Case considered: Community Credit Union Ltd. v. Transamerica Life Canada, 2009 ABQB 704 PDF version:   The Availability of Relief from Forfeiture for Non-Payment of a Life Insurance Premium This is a well-researched and clearly written decision by Justice Keith Yamauchi on an … Continue reading

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The Mackenzie Gas Project and Shale Gas

Matter considered: Alternatives North, Notice of Motion, Mackenzie Gas Project, asking the National Energy Board to order the proponent to provide the Board with an update on the North American gas market PDF version:   The Mackenzie Gas Project and Shale … Continue reading

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Damages for production on a dead oil and gas lease

Case considered: Canpar Holdings Ltd v Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd and Gentry Resources Ltd, unreported transcript of reasons for judgement October 9, 2009 and December 11, 2009, available here. PDF version:  Damages for production on a dead oil and gas … Continue reading

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A policy of delay? The cost of s.11(b) Charter violations in Alberta

Cases considered: R. v. Rajasansi, 2009 ABQB 674; R. v. Klein, 2009 ABPC 381; R. v. Nguyen, 2009 ABPC 384. PDF version: A policy of delay? The cost of s.11(b) Charter violations in Alberta Back in December, CBC News reported … Continue reading

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Climate Change Legislation – Waiting for Obama; or Just Waiting

PDF version:   Climate Change Legislation – Waiting for Obama; or Just Waiting Shaun Fluker’s environmental law non-event of the past decade  focused on case law (or lack thereof). My review of climate change legislation continues Shaun’s theme. We waited for federal … Continue reading

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The Italics that Rocked the Decade (for Canadian Lawyers)

Cases considered: R. v. Neil, 2002 SCC 70; [2002] 3 S.C.R. 631; Strother v. 3464920 Canada Inc. 2007 SCC 24;[2007] 2 S.C.R. 177. PDF version: The Italics that Rocked the Decade (for Canadian Lawyers) Those who follow sports know that … Continue reading

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