Canada Announces 30-Day Consultation on Measures to Address China's Trade Practices Related to Electric Vehicles

July 02, 2024

On July 2, 2024, Canada will initiate a 30-day consultation period on potential policy responses to China’s rapid rise as the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs). Canada alleges that unfair trade practices in the Chinese EV industry directly and indirectly threaten electric vehicles in Canada.

Submitting an Incident Response Report to a Regulator? Consider Privilege Waived

May 21, 2024

A recent decision out of the Alberta Court of Appeal found that as soon as a company handed over their investigative reports to regulators in connection with a pipeline incident, privilege over the reports was lost.

Impact Assessment Act Amendments Announced: Many Questions Still Left Unresolved

May 06, 2024

On April 30, 2024, the Government of Canada announced widely-anticipated amendments to the Impact Assessment Act (IAA or Act) as part of a 663 page omnibus budget bill. Canada announced the 2024 budget with the tagline "Fairness for Every Generation," claiming that the amendments to the IAA are both "constitutionally sound" and allow for a more efficient assessment process.

Canadian Hydrogen Convention 2024—Key Themes and Takeaways

April 29, 2024

Approximately 8,000 delegates (including energy executives, government officials and Indigenous leaders from Canada and around the world) attended the third annual Canadian Hydrogen Convention (CHC) which ran April 23 to 25 in Edmonton, Alberta. The CHC focused on how hydrogen will play a leading role and be a key enabler in Canada reaching its 2050 net-zero goals.

Budget 2024 Provides Additional Details for the Clean Electricity ITC and Adds Another ITC for Electric Vehicles

April 19, 2024

In Budget 2024, the Government of Canada continued their drive to implement government incentives aimed at decarbonizing the economy through providing further clarification and design details for the Clean Electricity investment tax credit, and through providing an additional tax credit for electric vehicle manufacturers in the form of the EV Supply Chain ITC.