Posts from May 2008.
Posted in Mining, Regulatory

Bilcon Inc., an American construction firm, has launched a challenge under the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) that claims an environmental review panel had an anti-foreign bias when it recommended against allowing a quarry in western Nova Scotia.   Bilcon had proposed a basalt quarry on a 152 hectare site approximately 30 kilometers southwest of Digby ...


In Yukon and Canada v. B.Y.G. Natural Resources Inc., 2007 YKSC 02, the Yukon Supreme Court recently granted the Canadian government leave to pursue the oppression remedy as a mechanism to pierce the corporate veil and hold individuals accountable for mining practices with serious environmental repercussions.

The events leading up to this significant decision unfolded ...


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