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After Kirby’s Oil Spill: The Criminal Conviction and Sentencing

Kirby Corporation sentenced in Bella Bella for 2016 oil spill in Heiltsuk territory  When an articulated-tug-barge operated by Houston-based Kirby Corporation grounded and sank in 2016 outside Gale Pass, near Bella Bella, it spilled oil in the waters of one…

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Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act

On February 6, 2018, Dominic LeBlanc, the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, tabled Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (the “Act”). The Minister had been directed by the Prime Minister to restore the lost protections in the…

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Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act etc.

On February 8, 2018, Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna introduced Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.…

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