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COVID-19 Travel Restrictions in Atlantic Canada – A Summary for...

This article was revised to include the most recent provincial travel updates as of May 28th, 2020. While the term “unprecedented” is being used frequently in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures that have been taken in response to it, one context where the word can legitimately be applied is the restrictions […]

Newfoundland and Labrador’s COVID-19 Response – Information for Businesses

This article was revised to include updates as of May 22, 2020 On March 18, 2020, the Minister of Health and Community Services for Newfoundland and Labrador declared a Public Health Emergency under the Public Health Protection and Promotion Act. This declaration continues in effect; along with the accompanying Orders under the Act, and has […]

Overview of the New Legal Era for Development Projects in...

In “Overview of the New Legal Era for Development Projects in the Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore,” Todd Stanley, QC, discusses the history of Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore and the changes to the legal and regulatory landscape for upcoming projects. Originally prepared for the Canadian Energy Law Foundation’s June 2019 conference, you can now download a […]

Bill C-69 – A Slightly Unfinished Work in the Newfoundland...

Background Bill C-69 was passed by the Parliament of Canada in June 2019.[1] It was omnibus legislation, a package of both new legislation and amendments to existing legislation. One of the objectives of Bill C-69 was a complete overhaul of the environmental assessment of large resource projects in Canada. It was, and continues to be, a […]

Agreement on the Atlantic Accord

On Monday 1 April 2019 the Government of Canada and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced a deal described as an agreement to amend and update the Atlantic Accord. The 2019 Agreement The original Atlantic Accord, agreed between Canada and the Province in 1985, was a comprehensive document which established the joint management system […]

Post-Incident Alcohol and Drug Testing Addressed by NL Court of...

A recent decision of the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal in Hibernia Platform Employers’ Organization v. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union1 puts employers on notice to be cautious in implementing post-incident drug testing, even where such testing is contemplated in an employer’s alcohol and drug policy. Background The Hibernia Platform Employers’ Organization (“HPEO” or […]