Supreme Court ruling on environmental liability could warrant NWT legislative changes

GNWT studies possible implications of Redwater ruling

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The territorial government is analyzing whether the Supreme Court of Canada’s Redwater decision, which ruled that companies facing insolvency must pay environmental liabilities before repaying creditors, could compel legislative changes in the NWT. Frame Lake MLA Kevin O’Reilly raised questions in the legislative assembly Feb. 14 about whether the territory’s legislation lines up with the...