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Top court's ruling in abandoned-well case may affect other resource sectors

Jan 31, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Canada's top court will rule Thursday whether federal bankruptcy laws trump provincial environmental regulations in a highly anticipated decision that has major implications for the country's resourceheavy economy.

The long-awaited judgment comes just about a year after the Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in a case that pitted Alberta and its energy regulator against the provincially owned bank ATB Financial Corp.

The decision could have knock-on effects far beyond the provin...