Category Archives: Environmental

Province of Alberta Announces a Two-step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Province of Alberta Announces a Two-step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy Matter Commented On: Minister Shannon Phillips’ Press Conference on Alberta’s climate change strategy, June 25, 2015 A central element of Alberta’s … Continue reading

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The Social Licence to Operate: Mind the Gap

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Social Licence to Operate: Mind the Gap This post is based on an invited presentation that I gave at the Canadian Energy Law Forum on May 14, 2015 in Lake Louise. I began my … Continue reading

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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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