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September 29, 2015

Rickard: Canada’s top court sets dangerous precedent in Chevron case

“Canadians are renowned for their humility, practicality, and restraint,” writes ILR President Lisa A. Rickard in the Financial Post. “Unfortunately, those traits were not on display late last month when the Supreme Court of Canada permitted a group of Ecuadorian villagers to try to enforce in Ontario a fraudulent $9.5 billion judgment issued by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron Corporation despite the fact that Chevron is an American company with no assets in Ontario and the dispute has no relationship to Canada.”

“The Supreme Court’s overreach is a misguided and dangerous precedent that should not be followed elsewhere,” she continued.

Read the full op-ed here.

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