Monthly Archives: December 2011

Giving deference to the adequacy of reasons

PDF version: Giving deference to the adequacy of reasons Case considered: Newfoundland and Labrador Nurses’ Union v Newfoundland and Labrador (Treasury Board), 2011 SCC 62 Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision in Newfoundland and Labrador … Continue reading

Posted in Administrative Law | 2 Comments

Blow over? Think twice before blaming it on the flu.

PDF version: Blow over? Think twice before blaming it on the flu.  Decision considered: R v Kasim, 2011 ABCA 236. The Respondent claimed to have drunk no more than 3 or 4 beers between 7 and 8:30 p.m. on September … Continue reading

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Waiver of Dispute Resolution under the New Rules

PDF version: Waiver of Dispute Resolution under the New Rules Case considered: IBM Canada Limited v Kossovan, 2011 ABQB 621. In IBM Canada Limited v Kossovan, Mr. Justice Bryan E. Mahoney provided the first judicial interpretation of an important new … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Procedure: New Rules of Court | 1 Comment

Carbon Capture and Storage in Alberta: Draft Offset Protocol

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Carbon Capture and Storage in Alberta: Draft Offset Protocol Document and Regulations Commented On: Government of Alberta, Draft Quantification Protocol for the Capture of CO2 and Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers, December 2011; Specified Gas … Continue reading

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A Step Forward for CCS as a CDM Project Activity

By: Ana Maria Radu PDF Version: A Step Forward for CCS as a CDM Project Activity Report Commented On: Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) Technical Workshop on the eligibility of carbon capture and storage projects under the … Continue reading

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The theory and the practice of well abandonment and surface reclamation in Alberta: the latest episode in the dismal saga of Sarg Oils Limited

PDF version: The theory and the practice of well abandonment and surface reclamation in Alberta: the latest episode in the dismal saga of Sarg Oils Limited Decision commented on: Sarg Oils Limited, Review of Abandonment Orders AD 2006-17, AD 2006-17A, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental, Oil & Gas | 1 Comment

The Repeal of the Long Gun Registry: A Violation of the Federal Government’s Obligations Concerning Violence Against Women?

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Repeal of the Long Gun Registry: A Violation of the Federal Government’s Obligations Concerning Violence Against Women? Legislation considered: Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (“Ending the … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional, Criminal, Family, Human Rights | 3 Comments

Polar Bear ‘Special Concern’ Designation Raises Some Concerns of Its Own

PDF version: Polar Bear ‘Special Concern’ Designation Raises Some Concerns of Its Own Decision considered: Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Species at Risk Act SOR/2011-233 October 27, 2011. On November 10, 2011, the Federal Government released its decision to … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental, Protection of Species | 2 Comments

Why Canada Should Not Withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Why Canada Should Not Withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol  Rumours abound that Canada will withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol later this month. While Canada’s Minister of the Environment, Peter Kent, will not confirm these rumours … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Environmental | 4 Comments

The property rights debate in Alberta

PDF version: The property rights debate in Alberta  Document commented on: “Albertans asked for property rights input,” Government of Alberta Press Release, November 24, 2011 Premier Redford has announced the creation of a task force to ask “Albertans for their … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Resources, Property | 1 Comment