Natural Resources & Energy

Events & Seminars


  • April 28, 2017
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

Last year, the Winnipeg Construction Association had so many questions on drug and alcohol testing during our labour law and the construction industry session, they have decided to put together a full session on this topic. There will be a review of important court decisions as well as practical suggestions on how to deal with this difficult (and increasingly common) issue in the workplace.


  • May 5, 2017 - May 8, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

TDS is pleased to be a sponsor of Innovate Manitoba. Launchpad Bootcamp, in Winnipeg May 5-8, 2017 is for serious entrepreneurs, offering 3.5 intense days of boot camps presented by experienced national and international angel investor and entrepreneurs.

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  • Laws intersect. Laws run parallel. Sometimes they collide. What happens then?

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  • Section 91 of the Canadian Constitution (the Constitution Act, 1867) gives the Parliament of Canada (i.e., the federal government) exclusive jurisdiction over “Indians and Lands reserved for the Indians”. Sounds simple, right? But since the drafting of the Constitution, governments and Indigenous peoples have had to wrestle with a number of questions. Who are Indians? What about other groups of Indigenous peoples who have been variously referred to throughout Canada’s history as the Métis “half-breeds”, and non-status Indians? Who are the Métis?

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  • Does your company own a site that has been used for manufacturing for a long time? Has there ever been an environmental site assessment? Was the assessment report filed with Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship?

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  • On February 29, 2016 a judge of the British Columbia Provincial Court ordered Teck Metals Ltd. to pay a $3 Million penalty. Teck had pleaded guilty to three offences under the Fisheries Act. The offences related to multiple incidents that had resulted in the discharge of approximately 125,000,000 litres of deleterious effluent into the Columbia River. At various times the effluent contained potentially harmful levels of copper, cadmium, chlorine or ammonia or were acidic. The discharges took place between November 28, 2013 and February 5, 2015.

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  • On September 4, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited decision in the case of Chevron Corporation v. Yaiguaje. The ruling settles the law in Canada in terms of the threshold issue of when Canadian courts can assert jurisdiction to deal with actions brought in Canada to enforce foreign judgments. It leaves a number of other very important issues unanswered, for the time being.

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