Her Majesty the Queen v. Teal Cedar Products Ltd

Supreme Court Hearings

Her Majesty the Queen v. Teal Cedar Products Ltd

Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia as represented by the Ministry of Forests v. Teal Cedar Products Ltd. (March 21, 2013)
Case # 34769

Teal Cedar Products Ltd. held a forest licence entitling it to harvest annually a stipulated volume of timber from a specified area in B.C. In 1993, the Ministry of Forests imposed a moratorium on harvesting for the purpose of creating a new provincial park. In 1995, part of the area at issue was used to create a new provincial park and logging became prohibited within the park boundaries. The respondent’s allowable annual cut under its harvesting licence was ultimately reduced in 1999. The respondent’s claim for compensation as a result of the reduction was thereafter submitted to arbitration.