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It’s “like” unconstitutional.  On March 1, 2010, trial began for the death of 1,600 ducks in a tailing pond at the Syncrude Aurora mine north of Fort McMurray.  Syncrude had filed notice of constitutional questions, and while it opened by attacking the overlap of federal...

By Jessica Earle ctvedmonton.ca March 1, 2010 On Monday afternoon, lawyers made opening statements in what's expected to be a lengthy trial looking into the role Canada's largest single-source oil producer played in the deaths of 1,600 ducks. Syncrude entered a not guilty plea to both provincial and federal...

How does reviewing a board decision on a preliminary matter like standing differ from reviewing the substantive outcome of a hearing? On February 25, 2009, the ELC concluded its webinar series on public participation with the topic of going to court:   judicial review...