Democracy & Governance

— Oct 22, 2014
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Cancelling Contracts: The Power of Governments to Unilaterally Alter Agreements

Provincial governments have the power to change or cancel legally binding agreements, notes a new study by Bruce Pardy. The study, Cancelling Contracts: The Power of Governments to Unilaterally Alter Agreements, is particularly relevant for Ontario where the province has locked itself into a number of long-term contracts with wind and solar power companies, resulting in escalating electricity prices.

— Jul 10, 2014
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Aboriginal ceremony

The recent Supreme Court of Canada ruling, granting a group of six B.C. First Nations title to a large piece of land outside their reserves, will have national implications and will likely stunt economic development across Canada, finds a new study by Ravina Bains. The study, A Real Game Changer, breaks down the ruling, which granted more than 1,700 square kilometres of land in B.C.’s Interior to the Tsilhqot’in Nation.

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