Determining the priority of environmental claims in CCAA proceedings

October 7, 2013 11:15am

Sean Dunphy
President
Russell Hill Advisory Services Inc.

Alan B. Merskey
Partner
Norton Rose Canada LLP

Mario Faieta
Crown Counsel
Ministry of the Environment

At the forefront of Canada’s biggest CCAA files in recent years has been the controversy over a company’s responsibility for environmental clean-ups. In this dynamic panel session, you will hear from leading counsel on all sides of the debate.

  • Examining the implications of the SCC decision in AbitibiBowater and current developments in the Nortel appeal
  • Are companies exempted from regulatory environmental requirements once a stay has been granted under the CCAA?
  • Strategies and solutions for mines in resource-rich provinces that will require substantial cleanups in the coming decades
  • Clarifying the test: Regulator or creditor?
  • Are orders under the EPA to be treated as provable claims and thereby subject to the CCAA priority scheme?