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ATCO lawyer argues verbal cross-examinations needed around sale of AltaLink to Berkshire Hathaway to protect Alberta consumers from runaway electricity rates

The impending sale of AltaLink to business mogul Warren Buffet’s energy arm should be subject to an oral cross-examination to protect Alberta consumers from runaway electricity rates, an ATCO lawyer argued Friday. [Read More…]  
Julia Strickland, Leading Californian Litigator, on Getting to the Top in Law – See more at:

Solar Industry Applauds Premier Prentice’s Views on Renewable Energy

t’s a big challenge to represent the top financial institutions in the world. It’s even more challenging when most of these firms are in New York and you are based in Los Angeles. But one remarkable attorney accomplishes this task and succeeds with distinction. Julia Strickland stands at the pinnacle as the class action defense litigator and source for compliance and regulatory advice for the financial industry. No one in California represents as many high-profile financial institutions as her—and no one is more successful in defending those firms in class actions and in dealings with state and federal regulators. Her impressive roster of clients includes American Express, Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Discover, HSBC, Sallie Mae, PayPal and many others. She manages the Los Angeles office of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. She has been at Stroock since 1978 and was the first summer associate in the Los Angeles office in 1977. She is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. She oversees fifteen attorneys in her Class Action/Financial Services Group. – See more at:
The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) today welcomed Alberta Premier Jim Prentice’s positive views on renewable energy as expressed in his recent Globe and Mail interview.  [Read More…]


City gives up energy profits to lure business

Employment Minister Jason Kenney said Friday he’s willing to consider “local exemptions” to his recent overhaul of the temporary foreign worker program. Kenney said he’ll consider changes in specific areas with very low levels of unemployment in regions with a higher level. But Kenney made it clear he won’t compromise on the core goal of his controversial overhaul to the program: Making sure employers don’t use it as a cheap source of labour when they could be hiring unemployed Canadians. “I did reiterate that these important changes are designed to ensure that Canadians always come first in our job market and that the temporary foreign worker program is only a last, limited and temporary resort,” Kenney said in Charlottetown after a meeting with provincial labour ministers. Kenney said that after listening to the concerns of the provinces and territories, he is taking the grievances seriously. – See more at:
Calling it an important piece of economic development strategy, the City of Medicine Hat is prepared to forgo a portion of profit on new power sales that result from new plant construction or expansion of existing facilities. [Read More…]  

‘Guinea pigs in the name of green energy’: Ontario families call on court to stop construction of huge wind farm

The first court phase of a legal fight aimed at scuttling what would be one of Ontario’s largest wind-energy developments kicks off Monday with a farm family trying to force an immediate stop to its construction. [Read More…]  
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VIDEO: New premier Prentice says Canada needs new markets for Alberta oil

Alberta Premier Jim Prentice is warning that the country is facing profound economic repercussions unless pipelines are built to open up new trade routes. [Read More…]  

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When: Wednesday, September 24 to Thursday, September 25, 2014

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