We enclose an update of some recent noteworthy cases and developments concerning aboriginal law and the duty to consult.
A discussion on how far can the Crown delegate its constitutional duty to consult Aboriginal people to proponents.
The Government of Alberta has recently introduced Bill 22 - the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Fund in the legislature.
Alberta’s Aboriginal Relations Minister has recently introduced Bill 22, the "Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act", into the Legislature.
On April 23, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision dismissing an application commenced by the "Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit".
Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford kept his job this month as a result of the Divisional Court’s reversal of a decision which had found him in breach of the "Municipal Conflict of Interest Act".
On May 2, 2013, the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario's Minister of Finance, introduced the province's 2013 budget.
In the latest important decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on aboriginal law, the court held that individual members of an Aboriginal group cannot invoke "self-help" remedies, such as blockades—when claiming that the government breached its duty to consult the Aboriginal group before making a decision affecting the group.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has recently released its updated "Aboriginal Consultation Policy on Land and Resource Development Decisions".
The Supreme Court of Canada has recently released its latest decision concerning the duty of the Crown to consult with Aboriginal Peoples in connection with resource development in a recent case.
While much of the developed world struggles with debt and chronically low growth, Canada, one of the best-performing members of the G-7, remains on firmer footing.
For the first time since the Act took effect in 1989, an individual has been charged with contravention of the federal "Lobbying Act".
The Government of Alberta has recently released a revised draft of its First Nations consultation policy, corporate guidelines and consultation matrix for review and comment.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has recently issued its highly anticipated reasons in Keewatin v. Ontario, unanimously allowing the appeals of Resolute FP Canada Inc. and the governments of Ontario and Canada.
On March 18, 2013, the Court of Appeal released its highly anticipated decision in Keewatin v Ontario (Minister of Natural Resources).
Canada breached the Honour of the Crown in the manner in which it distributed parcels of land to the children of the Métis people of Manitoba in the 1870s, according to a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada.
In part 1, part 2 and part 3 of this procurement law basics series, we looked at the conceptual basis for procurement law in Canada – the contract A-contract B analysis and some of the terms that the courts have implied into contract A.
The Supreme Court of Canada is set to revisit the test for Aboriginal title when it hears an appeal from the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in William v. British Columbia this November.
The Association of BC Forest Professionals is the professional regulatory body for the forestry profession in the province of British Columbia.
On January 8, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada released its reasons in Harry Daniels, Gabriel Daniels, Leah Gardner, Terry Joudrey and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples v. Her Majesty the Queen, as represented by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Attorney General of Canada.