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In January, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a bankrupt oil and gas company in Alberta had to fulfill provincial environmental obligations before paying its creditors. Along with a Federal Court of Appeal ruling last August, which held that insufficient consultation had been done with Indigenous peoples in the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline extension, and Bill C-69, which the Senate passed last month, the past year has seen notable decisions – and likely legislative changes – affecting environmental law in Canada.

Lexpert senior editor Elizabeth Raymer reports at www.lexpert.ca. Follow @Lexpert on Twitter.

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