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|After Tsilhqot'in - Aboriginal Issues for Project Proponents North of 60
Ever since the Tsilhqot’in decision was handed down by the Supreme Court of Canada in June, lawyers, journalists, economists and project proponents alike have been assessing the ruling’s impact on the development of natural resource projects in Canada.
This article focuses on the Aboriginal issues that arise in the context of project development in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
|Contract Law Update: Developments of Note
Each year, Lisa A. Peters reviews judgments dealing with contract law issues focusing on decisions of relevance to commercial lawyers and business leaders. This year she examines topics such as: the standard of review on contract interpretation issues; efficient breach; restrictive covenants; exclusion clauses; the intersection of contract law and conflicts of law; the interaction of entire agreement, arbitration and attornment clauses; and the contractual duties of good faith.
|Dragooning Google: How long is the online arm of the law?
On October 27 and 28, the British Columbia Court of Appeal heard the appeal in Equustek Solutions Inc. v. Jack, 2014 BCSC 1063, which will have significant implications for the ability of courts to deal with online wrongdoing, and which raises questions of how to balance a Court’s jurisdiction – and respect for the jurisdiction of other courts – with the worldwide reach of cyberspace, and to what extent foreign non-parties can be compelled to assist the Court when there is no claim against them.
Read more here.
|A View from the West, Cases of Note||24.10.14|
|A View from the West, Cases of Note||24.10.14|
|Do reputations need to be better protected online?||12.10.14|
|Cross Canada Guide to Human Rights Law in Employment||09.10.14|
|Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner Joins Lawson Lundell
Lawson Lundell LLP is pleased to welcome Tamela (Tammy) Coates, a leading litigator, as a partner based in the firm’s growing and active Calgary office.
|Canadian Securities Administrators Issue Proposed Changes to the Takeover Regime
On September 11, 2014, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”), the authorities responsible for the regulation of Canadian securities markets, issued CSA Notice 62-306 proposing significant changes to the takeover regime. The proposals represent a change in methodology from the approaches presented by the CSA in March, 2013, which addressed the permissible use of “poison pills” (shareholder rights plans) in response to hostile takeovers. In recent years the CSA had appeared divided on this issue, which has often been framed in terms of the question who should have the biggest say on responding to a hostile takeover, the target’s directors or its shareholders?
|Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining publishes Lawson Lundell article on "Engagement with Aboriginal Groups as a Threshold Issue in Mining Development"
Khaled Abdel-Barr, Karen MacMillan and Keith Bergner's article on "Engagement with Aboriginal Groups as a Threshold Issue in Mining Development" was published in the Lexpert Special Edition on Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining in the Fall of 2014. The article discusses the different crossing points between Aboriginal Groups and Mining Development.
|Team of Lawson Lundell lawyers recognized in Lexpert Magazine's Big Deals for their role in the B2Gold acquisition of Papillon Resources||23.9.14|
|Licensee Liability Rating Programs in the WSB||21.9.14|
|BCTF president calls for binding arbitration in teacher strike; minister cool to proposal||17.9.14|
|Teachers ask for binding arbitration; Government wants more details before agreeing, but deal would open schools next week||06.9.14|
|Parties struggle for support in strike||05.9.14|
|Discussion of labour relations and the teacher's strike||03.9.14|
|Canada Chapter: The International Comparative Legal Guide to Mining Law 2015
In this chapter, Karen MacMillan and Khaled Abdel-Barr discuss the relevant authorities and legislation, mineral and land rights, foreign ownership and indigenous ownership requirements and restriction, taxes and royalties, as well as environmental and health and safety considerations.
|IKEA slapped with labour violation in B.C. strike dispute||11.8.14|
|Bill 17 Has Implications for Mortgage Brokers
In this article, Ed Wilson outlines the implications of the BC Government's Miscellaneous Statues Amendment Act, 2014 (Bill 17) on Mortgage Brokers who assist purchasers with financing for pre-sale units. He discusses the delivery of disclosure statements, consolidated disclosure statements, phase disclosure statements and the effect of non-complaint disclosure statements. He also mentions who constitutes a 'developer' and the process of releasing deposits.
|Defences to the Tort of Defamation||01.8.14|