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13 Jan 2017

Aaron Bruce, a partner at Ratcliff and member of the Squamish Nation, has developed an environmental assessment process for the Squamish Nation.

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13 Jan 2017

With the help of Ratcliff & Company the Squamish Nation is helping shape a new approach to environmental assessments in British Columbia, one that has won over at least one company attempting to build a major facility.

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22 Jan 2016

In a heated final argument Thursday, Squamish First Nation lawyer Aaron Bruce told the NEB that it cannot recommend the Trans Mountain expansion project’s approval because the federal government “recognizes the current process is deficient to address First Nations concerns.

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21 Jan 2016

The National Energy Board should suspend its review of the Trans Mountain pipeline until Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reforms the national regulator, said Ratcliff lawyer Gregory McDade on behalf of the City of Burnaby.

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03 Sep 2015

The Fort Nelson First Nation, represented by Ratcliff lawyers James Tate, Nathan Hume and Michelle Bradley, has won a potentially precedent-setting decision from the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board that cancels the water licence of a natural gas fracking operation in northeast B.C.

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25 Sep 2014

In what's considered a huge win for the City of Burnaby's legal battle to stop the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, the National Energy Board struck down the company's application to forbid Burnaby city staff from blocking the pipeline company's test drilling on Burnaby Mountain in a protected c

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14 Aug 2014

Ratcliff lawyer Gregory McDade, counsel for the City of Burnaby, has filed notice with the National Energy Board that the city intends to pursue a constitutional challenge of section 73 of the National Energy Board Act. 

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