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  • Advising and representing clients throughout the environmental assessment process
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  • Working with experts when dealing with environmental concerns in both commercial and industrial settings

Articles & Insights

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 […]

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

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.

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Overview of the New Legal Era for Development Projects in the NL Offshore

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 […]

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