Sander Duncanson

Sander Duncanson

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Draft Regulations Released for Deposits of Deleterious Substances under the Fisheries Act

One of the most significant provisions in the federal Fisheries Act is the prohibition in section 36(3) against releasing deleterious substances into waters frequented by fish. This prohibition has been interpreted broadly by...more

2/21/2014 - Chemicals Contamination Discharge of Pollutants Fisheries Act Water

Significant Changes to the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice

On November 30, 2013 the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice Amendment Regulation (Amended Rules) will be proclaimed into force which will bring significant changes to the regulatory process before the Alberta Energy...more

11/29/2013 - Amended Regulation Canada Cost Allocation Energy Policy Government Land

Changes to the Fisheries Act and Regulations to Come into Force on November 25, 2013

Federal Bills C-38 and C-45, both of which received royal assent in 2012, made several noteworthy changes to the Fisheries Act, including...more

11/20/2013 - Canada Fisheries Act

New Regulations bring Alberta One Step Closer to Establishing a “Single Energy Regulator”

As of November 30, 2013, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will take over administration of the Public Lands Act and the exploration provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act insofar as the legislation applies to energy...more

11/20/2013 - Canada Energy Energy Exploration Energy Policy Mining REDA

Dover Commercial Project Approved

On August 6, 2013, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approved the Dover Commercial Project (Project), a 250,000 barrel per day in situ oil sands project proposed by Brion Energy (a joint venture between Athabasca Oil...more

8/7/2013 - Canada Energy Oil & Gas Oil Sands Resource Extraction

New Details on Implementation of Alberta’s Single Energy Regulator

Over the past week, the Alberta government has released several new regulations under the Responsible Energy Development Act (REDA) and has proclaimed that the majority of the REDA’s provisions will come into force on June...more

6/10/2013 - Canada Oil & Gas REDA

Alberta First Nations Challenge Constitutionality of Federal Regulatory Reforms

On January 8, 2012, the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Frog Lake First Nation (the First Nations), both located in Alberta, filed notices of application (the Applications) with the Federal Court seeking judicial review of...more

1/10/2013 - CEAA First Nations Fisheries Act Jobs Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act

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