Wednesday, November 1, 2023
The Supreme Court of Canada released its opinion regarding the constitutionality of the Impact Assessment Act (the IAA) and the Physical Activities Regulations on Friday, October 13. In a five to two majority opinion written by the Chief Justice, the Supreme Court of Canada found that the IAA was largely unconstitutional.
Lawyers at Bennett Jones LLP who argued the case for Alberta at the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada discussed this significant opinion and its implications for major project development in Canada as well as generally the regulation of matters related to the environment including what impact the opinion may have on new and proposed federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
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