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B.C. city loses Trans Mountain pipeline court battle, ordered to pay company’s costs


VANCOUVER — The City of Burnaby’s bylaw battle against Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has been shut down by a B.C. Supreme Court judge who has declared that the National Energy Board rules take precedence over the city’s. The Metro Vancouver city has tried to hamper preliminary planning in …

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Air Canada asks Supreme Court to reject maintenance ruling in Quebec lawsuit fight


MONTREAL — Air Canada has asked the Supreme Court to intervene to overturn a court ruling that requires the carrier to keep maintenance operations in the country. The Montreal-based airline said Tuesday it is seeking leave to appeal a Quebec Court of Appeal decision in November. That ruling upheld a …

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Canadian regulator seeks court powers to help collect millions in fines


More than $20-million in investment-related fines have gone uncollected in Ontario since 2008, and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada is asking the provincial government for legal changes to improve collection efforts. In a presentation to the province’s standing committee on finance and economic affairs Monday, IIROC chief executive …

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Georgia lawyer gives appeal court an ‘earful’ with novel Mickey Mouse argument


Robert Ingram of Moore Ingram Johnson & Steeles sought a new avenue of persuasion during a recent hearing before the Georgia Court of Appeals. Wearing Mickey Mouse ears, he told the panel that not even Disney World could not stand up to the “fantasy arguments” made by opposing counsel. According to Law.com, …

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Ontario court ruling opens up potential road access to ‘Ring of Fire’ mineral belt


TORONTO — The planned development of Northern Ontario’s “Ring of Fire” mineral belt got a potential boost on Wednesday when an appeals court ruled that a small junior mining firm should not have exclusive access to a transportation corridor. The decision opens the door to construction of a north-south road …

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