Significant win at the Supreme Court of Canada: Leave to appeal Trans Mountain Pipeline decision denied

Maureen Killoran, QC, Olivia Dixon, Emily MacKinnon, Sean Sutherland

Jul 2, 2020

On July 2, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) denied leave to appeal the February 2020 judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) in the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project matter.

The SCC dismissed the three applications, with costs. As usual, no reasons accompanied the ruling. This decision effectively ends the lengthy legal battle over the proposed pipeline expansion and paves the way for the multi-billion-dollar project to proceed.

The indigenous applicants sought leave to appeal to the SCC after the FCA unanimously dismissed their applications for judicial review of the federal Cabinet’s decision to approve the Project. Read more about that important decision here

Osler lawyers Maureen Killoran, QC, Olivia Dixon, Emily Mackinnon and Sean Sutherland represented Trans Mountain on this matter. Congratulations to the team on this ground-breaking ruling!

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