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TSB Canada Summons and Search Warrant Powers

  • May 3, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

A March 20, 2018, Federal Court judgment deals indirectly with the summons and search-warrant powers of Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB). In the course of investigating the grounding of a tour boat near Kingston, Ontario, the TSB had issued a…

Canada Signs HNS Protocol

  • May 1, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

On April 23, 2018, Canada ratified the 2010 Hazardous and Noxious Substances Protocol (HNS). HNS still needs ratification or accession by at least nine other countries to come into force internationally. Canada’s legislation to enact HNS (by which international conventions…

Limitation of Liability Summary

  • April 30, 2018
  • David Colford

A paper on limitation of liability, authored by Judge Elizabeth Heneghan of the Federal Court and by David Colford, is available in our Publications section of the website.

Possible New Conservation Areas

  • March 23, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced on March 22 two new areas of interest for consideration as protected or conservation areas: the Eastern Shore Islands off the Nova Scotia mainland, and the Fundian Channel / Browns Bank Areas on the…

Ports Review Announced

  • March 13, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

Canada’s Minister of Transport announced yesterday a review of Canadian Port Authorities with a view to optimizing their role as strategic assets supporting inclusive and sustainable growth and trade. The review will include roundtables and other engagement activities, and input…

Wreck Bill – Committee Report

  • March 6, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

Bill C-64 will now go back to the House of Commons for what in principle should be third reading. The parliamentary committee (TRAN) reviewing the bill issued its report at the end of last month, see the report here. Some…

Binding Contracts

  • February 28, 2018
  • Brisset Bishop

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal judgment reminds of the need to ensure that all aspects of a commercial relationship have actually become binding, particularly if there are two or more distinct commercial “streams”. In Cana International Distributing Inc. v….

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