Licenses and easements are not the same thing! Depending on the rights you wish to convey, there is an important distinction between the two, which was recently highlighted in an Ontario Court of Appeal case. The Court was faced with a neighbouring property owners’ fight concerning a waterline. … Continue Reading
The following post on the Canadian Energy Perspectives blog written by Paul Cassidy, Kimberly Howard, Gordon Nettleton and Monika Sawicka on October 10, 2014, may be of interest to readers of this blog:
On October 9, 2014, the National Energy Board (the “NEB”) heard oral argument for a motion by Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC (“Trans Mountain”) seeking an order pursuant to sections 12, 13, and 73(a) of the National Energy Board Act (the “Act”). Submissions were made by Trans Mountain and … Continue Reading
The following post on the Canadian Energy Perspectives blog may be of interest to readers of this blog: Federal Government Announces New Measures to Strengthen Regulations For Pipeline Safety.
On May 14, 2014, the federal Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Transport, and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario announced new measures designed to strengthen Canada’s pipeline safety system. These new measures reinforce the polluter pays principle and give the National Energy Board (“NEB”) greater regulatory control over Canada’s pipeline system, and include the following:
- Introducing absolute liability for all NEB-regulated pipelines, meaning that companies will