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And we want to share them. Whether it’s at speaking engagements, in publications or in our blog. Think of this as the MT+Co. highlight reel.

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  • Cannabis Legalized in Canada

    Cannabis Legalized – October 17, 2018 The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing in the world, and Canada is at the forefront as the first G7 nation to legalize cannabis and cannabis related products. Here’s a little cheat sheet on the Cannabis Act (“Act”), which came into force today, and a bit about… Read more »

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  • MT+Co. Named One of Canada’s Top 10 Corporate-Commercial Law Firms (Again)

    Thank you! Every two years, Canadian Lawyer Magazine (a Thomson Reuters publication) conducts a national survey of the legal community to identify Canada’s top 10 Corporate-Commercial Law Firms under 100 lawyers. The last time this award was handed out – in 2016 – we were thrilled to be recognized as one of Canada’s best in business law. Since then,… Read more »

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  • Leah George-Wilson Announced as CBA’s Truth & Reconciliation Officer

    We are very proud to announce that our talented colleague, Leah George-Wilson, has been appointed as the Truth and Reconciliation Officer for the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (“CBABC”).  As Truth & Reconciliation Officer, Leah will assist the Truth & Reconciliation Working Group and CBABC to integrate Indigenous cultural competency within future professional… Read more »

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  • Flawed Trans Mountain EA Equals Flawed Approval

    We recently commented on one of the two key bases for the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling last week that quashed the Federal Government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the “TMEX”) – specifically, Canada’s failure to meet its duty to consult Indigenous Nations. Below we discuss the other key basis for the court’s… Read more »

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  • It’s a Two-Way Street: Court Finds “More was Required of Canada”

    It’s a Two-Way Street: Federal Court of Appeal Finds “More was Required of Canada” in Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 153 Overview Early yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal (“Court”) released its decision in the highly-anticipated judicial review of Governor in Council’s (“GIC”) approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“Project”).  As… Read more »

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  • Federal Government Follows Through on TRC Commitment With New Federal Holiday

    We are coming up on three years since the Government of Canada received the final report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (“TRC”) on December 15, 2015, and committed to implementing all 94 of the TRC’s Calls to Action (later reduced to 76 when the federal government determined that was the number within exclusive or… Read more »

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  • Cannabis Act Receives Final Approval from Senate

    THE CANNABIS ACT IS NOW LAW! Today (June 21, 2018), the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) (“Bill”) became law with the Bill receiving Royal Asset during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. Cannabis Act Officially Out of the Weeds Last week, the Senate passed the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) (“Bill”) with 46 proposed amendments (did you see… Read more »

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  • The SCC’s TWU Decision Affirms Equal Access for the LGBTQ+ Community in British Columbia

    FREEDOM FROM RELIGION: The TWU Decision Affirms Equal Access for the LGBTQ+ Community in British Columbia (Just in Time for Pride Month!) The refusal to approve the proposed law school means that members of the TWU religious community are not free to impose those religious beliefs on fellow law students, since they have an inequitable… Read more »

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  • Cannabis Act Passed by Senate in Next Legalization Milestone

    Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) Passes the Senate With the proposed federal Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) having passed the Senate on June 8, 2018 with dozens of recommended amendments, the federal government’s June 13 government order demonstrates the ongoing debate between the Senate and the House of Commons regarding the operation and scope of the proposed legislation. Significant… Read more »

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  • CBA BarTalk – Indigenous Matters – The New Crop

    Indigenous Governance + Business in Cannabis Legalization Discussed in The New Crop You don’t have to follow current events to know the Canadian government is making its way down the somewhat bumpy road to legalizing cannabis for recreational use. We’ve talked about it before (click here to see our previous posts) and we’re talking about… Read more »

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