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John is a litigator whose practice is focused in the areas of commercial and environmental litigation, expropriation law, energy regulation, and regulatory offences.  He is particularly interested in agricultural issues and the regulation of agricultural land use, and lives and works on his family’s cash crop farm north of London, Ontario with his wife and three kids.  Landowner Law Blog

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TransCanada abandons Energy East pipeline project

The Canadian Press

October 2017

CALGARY -- The premiers of Alberta and New Brunswick say they're disappointed by TransCanada's cancellation of the Energy East pipeline, which would have connected their two provinces. Alberta Premier Rachel...

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Peace River Mainline Abandonment Raises Big Questions for Landowners and Regulators...

By Dave Core

October 2017

Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) a division of TransCanada Pipelines, has applied to the National Energy Board (NEB) to abandon its 266km Peace River Mainline Pipeline. Interestingly the company has...

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NEB to hold public hearing on biggest-ever pipeline abandonment application

September 2017

The National Energy Board (NEB) is gearing up to hold a public hearing to consider the largest facility abandonment application in its history. 

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Trudeau's sad legacy: Billions in energy infrastructure spending, scuttled on his watch

September 2017

Claudia Cattaneo: The last time there was so much heavy handed, poorly thought out federal interference was during the failed NEP in the 1980s when Trudeau’s father was in...

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From Paralysis to Rigor Mortis: Ottawa Kills Another Pipeline

National Energy Board demands may have ended Energy East

September 2017

National Energy Board demands may have ended Energy East

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Claim for contamination damages against MOECC allowed to proceed

August 2017

Perhaps hypocritical government and regulatory bureaucrats, supposedly mandated to protect the “public” interest, can no longer hide from accountability and claim that they owe no duty of care to the...

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If you are against pipelines...

July 2017

If you are against pipelines then do your part and shut off the one bringing gas to your house.

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Addressing landowner issues to make pipelines safer for everyone

July 2017

Cross-Canada workshop series is just one example of Enbridge-CAEPLA collaboration in action

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No objections to Enbridge Line 3 replacement filed by landowners

June 2017

The Brandon Sun Enbridge has not received a single formal objection from affected landowners to its planned multibillion-dollar pipeline replacement and expansion set to run through Westman.

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Junk Science Week: Treating aboriginal 'traditional knowledge' equal to science in environmental reviews can make things far worse

June 2017

Frances Widdowson questions whether indigenous “traditional knowledge” should be recognized alongside “western science” and given “equal recognition”

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