Khurrum Awan

Associé | Regina

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Saskatchewan Appeals Carbon Tax Judgement to the Supreme Court of Canada

The Government of Saskatchewan has appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada the judgment of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, which found that the federal government has authority to establish a minimum national standard for pricing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions....

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Separate School Funding Appeal Scheduled for March 2019

The appeal of the trial judgment in Good Spirit School Division No. 204 v. Christ the Teacher Roman Catholic Separate School Division No. 212, 2017 SKQB 109 (the “Theodore case”) has been scheduled to be heard in March 2019. The...

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Looking Out for your Neighbours – Supreme Court of Canada requires Notice to Subcontractors about Labour and Material Bonds

Introduction In its recent decision in Valard Construction Ltd. v Bird Construction Co.,[1] the Supreme Court of Canada imposed an obligation on project owners and general contractors, who are designated as trustees under labour and material (“L&M”) bonds, to provide...

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Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench Underlines the Need for Clarity and Good Faith in the Competitive Bidding Process

In its recent decision in Surespan Construction Ltd. v Saskatchewan,[1] the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench reviewed the law of tendering and applied it to a dispute between a bidding contractor and a project owner. In doing so, the Court...

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Supreme Court of Canada underlines the need for Diligence in the Negotiation and Implementation of Modern Treaties

The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent judgment in First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v Yukon, 2017 SCC 58 (Nach Nyak Dun), has outlined the appropriate role of the Court in resolving modern treaty disputes. The judgment indicates that the...

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