Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Issues and Challenges with Public Participation in Energy and Natural Resources Development in Alberta

PDF version: The Issues and Challenges with Public Participation in Energy and Natural Resources Development in Alberta  Introduction Public participation is a key feature of energy and natural resources development in Alberta. The provincial government often expresses its desire for … Continue reading

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How should society deal with the question of long term liability for carbon capture and storage?

PDF version: How should society deal with the question of long term liability for carbon capture and storage? Report commented on: Report of the Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage, August 2010 I don’t often sing the praises … Continue reading

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Recognizing Foreign Divorces: The Public Policy Defence

PDF version: Recognizing Foreign Divorces: The Public Policy Defence Case considered: Zhang v. Lin, 2010 ABQB 420 Zhang v. Lin raised the question of whether a divorce granted in Texas should be recognized in Alberta. Interestingly, the court determined that … Continue reading

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Appealing the Remedy Granted by an Arbitration Award

PDF version: Appealing the Remedy Granted by an Arbitration Award Case considered: Fuhr Estate v. Husky Oil Marketing Company, 2010 ABQB 495 This decision by Mr. Justice Don J. Manderscheid answers a novel question: whether section 49(7) of the Arbitration … Continue reading

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Sentencing for Spousal Sexual Violence: Different but Equal

PDF version: Sentencing for Spousal Sexual Violence: Different but Equal Cases considered: R. v. D.J.D., 2010 ABCA 207; R. v. D.J.D., 2009 ABPC 216 Until 1983, the definition of rape in Canada excluded offences committed by a husband against his … Continue reading

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Another kind of trial delay

PDF version: Another kind of trial delay Case considered: R. v. Asiala, 2010 ABQB 450 Earlier this year I wrote an ABlawg post discussing s. 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in relation to three Alberta cases … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (fka the House of Lords) decides an oil and gas case

PDF version: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (fka the House of Lords) decides an oil and gas case  Case considered: Star Energy Weald Basin Limited v Bocardo SA, [2010] UKSC 35 It is not every day, or even … Continue reading

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What are you Trying to Prove? Discrimination, Complainants and Human Rights

PDF version: What are you Trying to Prove? Discrimination, Complainants and Human Rights   Case considered: Burgess v. Stephen W. Huk Professional Corporation, 2010 ABQB 424 In the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to ascertain in human rights … Continue reading

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