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On Monday, June 1, 2015, the federal Minister of Natural Resources, Greg Rickford, announced that the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act has come into force.

As we discussed in an earlier post, the Act will require companies operating in the extractive natural resources sector (oil and gas, mining) to report certain payments, including royalties, taxes, fees ...

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The proposed Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act has been enacted by Parliament and is now awaiting proclamation. The Government of Canada has stated that it intends to have the Act in force by June, 2015. This post provides a short overview of the legislation and its potential application to contracts between resource developers and Aboriginal governments ...

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The duty to consult is a Crown responsibility. But what happens when the Crown’s consultation is inadequate? Can a company that suffers losses as a result claim compensation from the Crown? A recent decision of the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Moulton Contracting Ltd. v British Columbia, 2015 BCCA 89 indicates that it will be very difficult for companies to seek ...

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