Mineral and Mining Rights in Newfoundland and Labrador

Mineral tenures in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador are governed by the Mineral Act, SNL 1990 c. M-12 (the “Mineral Act”). Below is a summary of the main aspects of the mining tenure system in Newfoundland and Labrador including the issuance of mineral licences, mining leases and surface leases. Ownership of Minerals Title to […]

Mineral and Mining Rights in Nova Scotia

Mineral rights and tenures in Nova Scotia are governed by the Mineral Resources Act and the Mineral Resources Regulations enacted under the Act. This article provides an overview of the forms of mineral tenure in Nova Scotia.

Alberta Court of Appeal Decision: Impact on Nova Scotia Energy...

Nova Scotia has geographic characteristics that make the province attractive for the production of green and renewable energy. The province has committed to drastically reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, and to obtaining 80% of its total electricity from renewable energy by 2030. These commitments necessitate prioritizing renewable energy and green energy projects in the province.

Nova Scotia’s new Biodiversity Act

Nova Scotia has a new Biodiversity Act (the “Act”) that will give the Minister of Lands and Forestry (the “Minister”) the power to, among other things, create Biodiversity Management Zones (a “BMZ”) for the purpose of the conservation or sustainable use of specified biodiversity values. The Act, originally introduced in 2019, is perhaps more notable for the […]

Required to Register as a Lobbyist? Another 2020 Surprise for...

2020 has been marked by a series of significant public health and economic actions by both the federal and provincial governments in Canada in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In developing these policies, governments engaged and continue to engage with business groups, unions, social groups, and non-governmental agencies in Canada. They have received and continue to receive solicited and unsolicited representations from the public, including businesses, as the policies and programs evolve.

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 […]