It’s tough to appeal a decision of an administrative tribunal. By way of a five-four split decision, the Supreme Court of Canada judgment issued November 4, 2016 in City of Edmonton v. Edmonton East (Capilano) Shopping Centres Ltd., made those appeals that much tougher.
In a news release dated March 16, 2017, the Province of Manitoba announced its plans to remove the general prohibitions against the expansion of hog barns and manure storage facilities now contained in The Environment Act.
Students throughout Canada commonly sue post-secondary educational institutions with respect to academic matters. Actions brought by students against their university or college are almost universally framed in terms of breach of contract, negligence, and/or breach of fiduciary duty.
Cobble Hill owned land within the Cowichan Valley Regional District (the CVRD). A rock quarry operated on the land. The quarry permit issued by the Chief Inspector of Mines carried reclamation conditions.
Labour and employment law had some interesting developments in 2016. What follows are a few highlights from the last year and an introduction to an issue that may attract significant attention in 2017.