The insolvency community experienced a shock in February 2019, when the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) overturned the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited (Redwater).[1] Tensions had been simmering since the 1990s between Alberta’s oil and gas regulator, now called the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), and […]

In common with all developed nations and jurisdictions around the globe, Alberta continues to experience a growing issue with cancer as its population grows and ages. The number of new cancer cases in the province in anticipated to grow from 18,000 in 2017 (Canadian Cancer Society Statustics) to 27,000 by 2030 (Alberta Cancer Plan 2013-2030). […]

Canadians tend to blush and swoon whenever some foreign notable heaps praise on the country.  Bono, then Obama before the Canadian Parliament, sent the country into a collective eye lash flutter with “the World needs more Canada”.  After the 300-strong Canadian delegation to the Paris climate conference in 2015 dazzled the other delegates with our […]

In stark contrast to the level of respect shown to the third order of government in general and the City of Toronto in particular by the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada has renewed its commitment to funding local infrastructure. In response to continuing concerns regarding the local infrastructure deficit in many municipalities and […]

On May 15, the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage tabled its report, “Shifting Paradigms”, in fulfilment of its mandate to study remuneration models for artists and creative industries. This study forms part of the legislative review of Canada’s Copyright Act being led by another Parliamentary Committee, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology (AKA […]