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DD West LLP: Gold Sponsor – CTLA 2021 General Meeting & Educational Conference

Our Partner Orvel Currie is on the Board of Directors for Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association and represents Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
DD West LLP is proud to be a Gold Sponsor for CTLA 2021 Annual General Meeting and Educational Conference.
Please come join us on October 22, 2021.

Topics include:
– Recent railway transactions involving Canadian and American carriers
– The greening of the transportation industry: carbon transfers, trading, and offsets
– Employment update – pandemic and non-pandemic issues
– Latest developments pertaining to the Coastal Trade Act case law on the use of foreign vessels in Canadian waters to install underwater cables
– Adoption of technology by our courts and tribunals: a review of changes throughout Canada
– Doing business in Quebec: what are the differences in the USA and the rest of Canada?
– Followed by the AGM
– Cocktail hour in Montreal for in-person attendees

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Ted Crane on the Panel of 3rd webinar in CBA Elder Law Online Symposium

Our Partner Ted Crane was part of the 3rd webinar in the CBA Elder Law Online Symposium. He was one of the four speakers and they talked about Gifts, Loans, Attorney Compensation and other practical issues.
The session addressed, with a view to best practices, the practical realities of working with documents enabling substitute decision-making. The central considerations surrounding gifts, loans, discretionary expenses, and attorney compensation will be discussed.

You may view it on the Canadian Bar Association’s website, its free to watch if you have a CBA membership. Here: https://www.cbapd.org/details_en.aspx?id=NA_NA21ELD01D

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The Business of Municipal Law: Aug 6, 2021

As those in municipal service will attest, running a municipality is becoming more and more complex. From a legal perspective, the need to seek specialized outside advice is now all part of doing business. Enter DD West LLP – a progressive, cutting-edge law firm serving provincial departments, provincial crown corporations, municipalities, quasi-municipal entities and other public sector clients throughout Western Canada, Manitoba, and Northwestern Ontario for over 30 years.

Their collective knowledge and experience makes DD West trusted advisors on a wide variety of municipal law related issues, including litigation and administrative law (appearing before tribunals) related to municipal law. They also provide public sector commercial advise on large and project-based matters such as environmental reviews, complex corporate structures, expropriations, and amalgamations. The firm has offices in four locations: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Regina, Saskatchewan, and Calgary and Airdrie in Alberta.

DD West Managing Partner (National), Orvel L. Currie, has a long history in government relations and a broad range of experience. He regularly advises governments and quasi-municipal entities on public policy issues and assists them through regulatory matters. Business View recently spoke with him about the current challenges facing municipalities in Canada today, regarding municipal law. His insights are enlightening, and well worth noting.

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The three-year-old legal battle between Winnipeg and developers that want to quash the city’s growth fees arrived before the Court of Queen’s Bench in February 2020

Lawyers Orvel Currie and Brian Meronek, argued Borger and Vogan lack the qualifications to express positions on legal matters, peppered their affidavits with opinions and should not be taken seriously as experts hired by the city to develop growth fees. Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-growth-fee-legal-challenge-1.5473778

Source: “Developers are experts in develo[pment fees, city lawyers argue as growth-free challenge hits court”, Bartley Kives, CBC NEws.

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Manitoba government deemed partially responsible for 2011 flooding of Lake Manitoba

We have received the decision for the Class Action brought by our firm and lead lawyer Brian Meronek, against the Government of Manitoba in respect of the 2011 Lake Manitoba Flood. 

Province of Manitoba lost the class-action and was deemed partially responsible for 2011 flooding of Lake Manitoba

Source: Ian Froese · CBC News ·  : Read more

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