Stikeman Elliott

Site C: To Be or Not to Be

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. New build major hydroelectric projects in Canada are proving costly, controversial and vulnerable to review and reconsiderations even after construction has commenced. Three recent examples of this are the Muskrat Falls project in Newfoundland, the Keeyask Dam in Manitoba and Site C in British Columbia. Each of… [Read More…] about Site C: To Be or Not to Be

Supreme Court Dismisses Aboriginal Spiritual Rights Charter Claim

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released a decision earlier today dismissing a novel Aboriginal freedom of religion Charter claim that was raised in opposition to a ski resort development in British Columbia: Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2017 SCC 54(Ktunaxa).  This is a… [Read More…] about Supreme Court Dismisses Aboriginal Spiritual Rights Charter Claim

Legal & Regulatory Frameworks of Canada’s Key Oil & Gas Jurisdictions

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Stikeman Elliott has released Energy: Oil & Gas Canada, a new publication prepared for U.K.-based Chambers & Partners. The in-depth analysis is organized under the following headings: General structure of petroleum ownership and regulation Private investment in petroleum (upstream) Private investment in petroleum (downstream) Foreign investment Environment, health… [Read More…] about Legal & Regulatory Frameworks of Canada’s Key Oil & Gas Jurisdictions

As Foreign Investment Leaves, Canadian Ownership Grows

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. For the past 70 years, there has been substantial foreign investment in Canadian upstream oil and gas. In part, this is because only 20 per cent of the world’s oil reserves are open to private development and half of those reserves are in Canada. But foreign investment… [Read More…] about As Foreign Investment Leaves, Canadian Ownership Grows

As Foreign Investment Leaves, Canadian Ownership Grows

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. For the past 70 years, there has been substantial foreign investment in Canadian upstream oil and gas. In part, this is because only 20 per cent of the world’s oil reserves are open to private development and half of those reserves are in Canada. But foreign investment… [Read More…] about As Foreign Investment Leaves, Canadian Ownership Grows

Canadian LNG: Kicking the Can Down the Road

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here.  The dream of creating a globally significant Canadian LNG industry, initially based on the West Coast of BC, effectively died in July 2017, at least for the immediate future. But like the global LNG business itself, we may be better served by judging Canada’s LNG prospects over… [Read More…] about Canadian LNG: Kicking the Can Down the Road

Judicial Blueprint for Aboriginal Consultation

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Although many major projects have failed to progress due to unsuccessful Aboriginal consultation efforts, recent court cases on the Site C dam in BC have at last provided clear guidance for carrying out a successful Aboriginal consultation process. Among the (many) struggles endured by project developers in… [Read More…] about Judicial Blueprint for Aboriginal Consultation

A Tale of Two Models: The Timing of Major Energy Project Reviews

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. Last year, we surveyed the time that it took to conduct and complete major energy project reviews in Canada, both at the federal and provincial levels (the Project Survey), for a presentation that we made to the Canadian Energy Law Foundation in June 2016,. [1] We found that… [Read More…] about A Tale of Two Models: The Timing of Major Energy Project Reviews

Amendments To Ontario’s Net Metering Regulations

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original article here. On July 1, 2017, amendments to Ontario’s net metering regulations (O. Reg 541/05) come into effect.  As a result of these amendments, it is no longer necessary that equipment be 500 kilowatts or less in rated capacity to be eligible for net metering.  Instead, a renewable energy… [Read More…] about Amendments To Ontario’s Net Metering Regulations

The Timing of Major Energy Project Reviews

Courtesy of Stikeman Elliott. View original post here. In recent years the timeline to complete Canadian regulatory reviews of proposed major projects – and particularly environmental assessments which are the key part of the project review process – has become a major political issue. Over the last decade or so, project proponents have consistently raised… [Read More…] about The Timing of Major Energy Project Reviews