Category Archives: Features

Competition review for potash industry mergers

By Bruce Harrison and Matthew J. Bennett, Lawyers McKercher LLP The Competition Act (the “Act”) was enacted in Canada in 1889 to regulate activities that the Competition Tribunal considers ‘anti-competitive’, such as price-fixing, bid-rigging, or conspiracies. The Act provides power to initiate a review of mergers or acquisitions that may…

Shipping from the Great Lakes: Why it works for potash exports

By Suzanne Bleau-Myrand Why, given the propensity of ship sizes getting ever larger, does shipping from the Great Lakes with its inherent physical limitations continue to work? There are many good explanations—the main one being that sailing directly to or from the Great Lakes is the most direct route to…

Bridging the gap: Strategies aimed at aboriginal engagement in the mining industry

By Tammy Schuster Saskatchewan’s aboriginal community is the fastest-growing demographic in the province. It is expected to make up to one quarter of Saskatchewan’s population over the next 20 years. It is also the youngest demographic with the average age (22) nearly half that of the general population (40+). These…