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As a part of Lawson Lundell’s North of 60 blog, we will be providing summaries of every civil law decision from the Court of Appeal in the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut in two installments per year. The following summaries are all of the decisions release from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021. 

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Decisions made by government officials about any number of things, can in many cases be challenged on judicial review. One recent case out of the Federal Court of Appeal reminds us – against a truly Northern backdrop – that administrative decisions must be procedurally fair and substantively reasonable (i.e. based on common sense). When they are not, they risk being ...

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On September 21st, 2020, the Nunavut Legislative Assembly met for the first time since March 12th. Originally scheduled to sit on May 26th, 2020, the Assembly decided to cancel that sitting as a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic. In September, the Nunavut Assembly welcomed two new members elected in by-elections over the summer (Calvin Pedersen for Kugluktuk and Craig ...

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The Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly convened May 26th to June 12th, 2020, to continue the second session of the 19th Assembly, which was unexpectedly cut short in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary purpose was to pass the 2020-21 budget, however, the Assembly did consider the following bills:

Bill 6-19(2) – An Act to Amend the Legislative Assembly ...

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Covid-19 has brought massive disruption to life across the North. The unprecedented changes to daily life pose many difficult questions for local governments about their role in responding to the pandemic. Although much of the response is being led at the federal, provincial, and territorial levels, particularly through the orders and advice of the Chief Public Health ...

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What Types of Businesses Can Reopen?

In the Northwest Territories, the Chief Public Health Officer has ordered that certain types of businesses shall close: recreational facilities (including but not limited to arenas, pools, and gymnasiums), community centres and youth centres, bottle depots, gyms and fitness centres, museums and art galleries, and businesses where ...

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COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into everyone’s plans, to say the least. Yet, projects must continue, documents must be registered, and litigation goes on. While as of this week, with no confirmed cases in the North, we hope that matters will improve and continue to open up, much uncertainty remains. Things are changing quickly.

To help stay on top of new developments and ...

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