Peter Foster: Corruption, Pink Floyd and Aboriginal rights walk into Banff’s ‘post-normal’ law conference

Peter Foster: Corruption, Pink Floyd and Aboriginal rights walk into Banff’s ‘post-normal’ law conference

This weekend sees a conference in Banff that should be of interest to all those concerned about the rule of law, and the forces undermining it. Titled “Indigenous Solutions for Environmental Challenges,” the conference’s “context” is the US$8.6 billion (at last count) judgment in an Ecuadorean court against U.S. oil company Chevron. According to the…

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Supreme Court ruling clears the way for national markets watchdog

Supreme Court ruling clears the way for national markets watchdog

The Supreme Court of Canada has cleared the way for the creation of a cooperative federal-provincial securities regulator to govern the country’s capital markets. Quebec challenged the Cooperative Capital Markets Regulatory System, several years in the making and supported by five jurisdictions including Ottawa, British Columbia, and Ontario, at Canada’s highest court, on the grounds…

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CRTC moves to create internet code of conduct in surprise timing

CRTC moves to create internet code of conduct in surprise timing

Canada’s telecommunications regulator may slap more rules on large internet service providers in the face of a rising number of complaints about their services. On Friday, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission launched a proceeding to establish a mandatory code of conduct for internet service providers in order to address problems of contract clarity, bill…

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