Category Archives: Environmental

Assessing Canada’s Habitat/Fisheries Protection Regime: A Near Total Abdication of Responsibility?

By: Martin Olszynski and Alex Grigg PDF Version: Assessing Canada’s Habitat/Fisheries Protection Regime: A Near Total Abdication of Responsibility? Legislation Commented On: Section 35 of the Fisheries Act, RSC 1985 c F-14, as amended by the Jobs, Growth and Long-term … Continue reading

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A Missing Issue in the 2015 Alberta Election: Curbing Carbon Emissions

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: A Missing Issue in the 2015 Alberta Election: Curbing Carbon Emissions Legislation Commented On: Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, Alta Reg 139/2007 One might think that curbing carbon emissions would be a key topic during an … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Government Intent on Hurrying Along the ‘Sixth Extinction’?

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: Is the Federal Government Intent on Hurrying Along the ‘Sixth Extinction’? Legislation Commented On: Species At Risk Act, SC 2002 c 29 Sitting on a shelf in my office – unread since roughly this time … Continue reading

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Environmental Laws as Decision-Making Processes (or, Why I am Grateful for Environmental Groups this Earth Day)

By: Martin Olszynski     PDF Version: Environmental Laws as Decision-Making Processes (or, Why I am Grateful for Environmental Groups this Earth Day)              Event commented on: Earth Day This past weekend, as part of the Canadian Institute for Resource Law’s “Saturday Morning at … Continue reading

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The Bilcon Award

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Bilcon Award Award Commented On: The Claytons and Bilcon v Canada, NAFTA, UNCITRAL Rules, 17 March 2015 Once again Canada has lost an important investor/state arbitration under Chapter 11 of NAFTA (for a post … Continue reading

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Environmental Damages under Bill C-46 (Pipeline Safety Act)

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: Environmental Damages under Bill C-46 (Pipeline Safety Act) Legislation commented on: Bill C-46: An Act to Amend the National Energy Board Act and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act Yesterday, I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Bringing Environmental Law Students Together: the CAELS Conference in Calgary

By: Jennifer Cox PDF Version:  Bringing Environmental Law Students Together: the CAELS Conference in Calgary Conference Commented On: Igniting a Spark, Canadian Association of Environmental Law Societies 2015 Conference, Calgary While many students travelled or relaxed during February’s reading week, … Continue reading

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University of Calgary is the Place to be for Environmental Law in 2015

By: Martin Olszynski, Scott Allen and Allan Ingelson PDF Version: University of Calgary is the Place to be for Environmental Law in 2015 Conferences Commented On: 2015 CAELS Conference: “Igniting a Spark”; CIRL/CBA NEERLS Symposium on Environment in the Courtroom; … Continue reading

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All I Want for Christmas is the Justification for Shell Jackpine

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: All I Want for Christmas is the Justification for Shell Jackpine Case Commented On: Adam v Canada (Environment), [2014] FC 1185 On December 9, 2014, the Federal Court rendered its decision in Adam v. Canada … Continue reading

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Two Alberta Perpetuities Stories

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Two Alberta Perpetuities Stories Matters Commented On: Bill 8, Justice Statutes Amendment Act and Gottlob Schmidt’s donation to the province of Antelope Provincial Park This post covers two matters. The first is the amendment to … Continue reading

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