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Can you ever do indirectly that which you cannot do directly? The answer appears to be yes, in certain circumstances according to the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench decision in Northrock Resources v ExxonMobil Canada Energy, 2016 SKQB 188.  This case considers this issue in the context of rights of first refusal ("ROFR") when dealing with oil and gas transactions.

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On June 20, 2016 the Government of Canada announced its review of several environmental and regulatory processes. The review will focus on three areas:

  • the federal Environmental Assessment process, which was revised in 2012 by the Conservative government,
  • modernization of the National Energy Board, and
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In response to the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench decision in Redwater Energy Corporation (Re), 2016 ABQB 278, the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") has issued Bulletin 2016-16 (the "Bulletin") to minimize the risk to Albertans.

In Redwater the Court held that a trustee in bankruptcy has the right to disclaim unproductive oil and gas assets, including those subject to ...

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Update: On June 9, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal from Yukon Court of Appeal’s Peel watershed decision.  Click here to read our earlier blog post on the Court of Appeal’s decision handed down November 4, 2015.

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