Thomas Gelbman

Thomas Gelbman

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Federal Court Revokes Darlington Nuclear Preparation Licence Based on “Gaps” in Environmental Assessment

In a rare (and over 200-page) decision, the Federal Court of Canada revoked the Licence given to Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to construct new nuclear generation units at the existing Darlington nuclear facility, and...more

6/19/2014 - Canada Energy Environmental Assessments Nuclear Power

British Columbia’s Supreme Court Considers the Duty to Consult in the Context of an Environmental Review Process

On April 3, 2014 the British Columbia Supreme Court released its decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2014 BCSC 568. The case concerned an application for judicial...more

4/22/2014 - Canada Environmental Policies Environmental Review Freedom of Religion

First Trial under the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act Leads to Conviction

Introduction - The Ontario Superior Court recently convicted Nazir Karigar, an agent for Cryptometrics Canada, an Ottawa-based technology company, for agreeing to bribe a foreign public official under the Corruption of...more

8/22/2013 - Canada CFPOA Convictions Corruption Foreign Official

Canada’s Supreme Court Requires Aboriginal Groups to Follow Statutory Process

On May 9, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Behn v. Moulton Contracting Ltd., 2013 SCC 26, affirming that Aboriginal groups seeking to challenge the validity of permits or authorizations granted to...more

5/17/2013 - Aboriginal Issues Abuse of Process Canada Environmental Assessments

Federal Court Provides Guidance on Adequacy of Consultation About Environmental Assessments of Major Resource Projects

On April 23, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision dismissing an application commenced by the Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit (the Applicant) to judicially review the Order in Council (OIC) issued on the...more

5/8/2013 - Canada CEAA Environmental Assessments EPA

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