Mondaq Canada: Government, Public Sector
Cox & Palmer
Nova Scotia's first municipal consolidation in over 20 years is gaining attention as, potentially, a new model for consolidating two already stable and viable municipalities
McMillan LLP
Canada, like many other countries, has adopted a regime for reviewing foreign investment. The regime was established in the 1970's as an express response ...
Fasken
Preparing for transition is a low-profile but very important election season activity. It also carries compliance risk, including risks related to unlawful political contributions, conflicts of interest and lobbying regulation.
Stewart McKelvey
The upcoming federal election is drawing near.
McLennan Ross LLP
Election day is set for October 21, 2019 and with that comes an obligation, in some circumstances, for employers to provide their employees with time off to vote.
Fasken
With Canada's 2019 federal election campaign now underway, individuals and corporations that are involved in the election or in the business of engaging public officials must be aware of the risk that comes with pursuing these opportunities.
Aird & Berlis LLP
The midpoint of the federal election campaign has arrived and with it the release of the detailed (and costed) Liberal Party of Canada 2019 Election Platform.
Gowling WLG
The Federal Government has recently released a new regulation governing authorizations for works that may kill or harm fish or harmfully alter, damage or destroy their habitat.
Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP
In a 3-2 decision, the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Toronto (City) v. Ontario (Attorney General) held that the Province of Ontario's decision to reduce the number of Toronto City Councillors...
Gowling WLG
The Supreme Court has ruled that the Prime Minister's advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful.
Fasken
On September 4, 2019, Canada, BC, and First Nations leaders released a new approach for treaty negotiations.
Fasken
Government procurement is complex - this is not by happenstance.
Fasken
Bidders are always responsible for ensuring they understand the solicitation requirements and submitting a bid that responds to those requirements.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On August 28, 2019, Canada's new federal environmental legislation under Bill C-69 (including the Impact Assessment Act (IAA)
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In the recent decision of Langenfeld v. Toronto Police Services Board, 2019 ONCA 716, the Ontario Court of Appeal set aside an earlier ruling that mandatory security checks for members of the public
Dentons
These changes affect all suppliers engaged in the federal contracting process.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
A recent human rights complaint against several salons in Vancouver, British Columbia sheds new light on the relationship between human rights law and persons who identify as transgender.
Aird & Berlis LLP
The Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is once again in the hands of the Federal Court of Appeal after the September 4, 2019 decision in Raincoast Conservation Foundation v. Canada (Attorney General) (Raincoast Conservation).
Fasken
On September 4, 2019 the Federal Court of Appeal agreed to hear six of 12 challenges to the Governor in Council's (GIC, essentially the Federal Cabinet) approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline.
Dentons
On August 15, 2019, US Department of Homeland Security announced that the United States and Canada had implemented its Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
MLT Aikins LLP
On October 21, 2019, Canada goes to the polls. It is important for employers to be aware of their obligations under the Canada Elections Act, SC 2000, c 9 (the "Act")
Fasken
Government procurement is complex - this is not by happenstance.
Siskinds LLP
Last week, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Reference re Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, 2019 ONCA 544 on the constitutionality of the federal carbon pricing scheme.
Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP
On August 28, 2019, the Government of Ontario filed its appeal of the June 28, 2019 Ontario Court of Appeal decision in the constitutional reference about the Federal Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing
Smart & Biggar
In the global knowledge economy of the 21st century, governments are becoming aware of the importance of intellectual propertyand are putting in place strategies to encourage innovative businesses to invest in IP.
Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP
On August 28, 2019, Bill C-69 was proclaimed into force, simultaneously enacting the Canadian Energy Regulator Act (CERA)
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On August 28, 2019, Canada's new federal environmental legislation under Bill C-69 (including the Impact Assessment Act (IAA)
Fasken
Indigenous peoples in Canada (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) have Aboriginal rights (including treaty rights) that may include Aboriginal title over significant areas of land.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Climate change regulation is once again making legal headlines this year as the Government of Canada enacted its federal carbon pricing plan and new tensions between the federal and provincial governments have emerged.
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