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

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 and Specified Gas Emitters Amendment … Continue reading

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A Step Forward for CCS as a CDM Project Activity

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 clean development mechanism of … 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?

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 Long-gun Registry Act”), … 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

PDF version: Why Canada should not withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol  Rumour\decision commented on: Canada will 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, … 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