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Trans Mountain: Did The Crown Adequately Discharge Its Duty To Consult?
On September 4, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal released its reasoned decision to partly grant leave to start applications for judicial review of the Governor in Council's approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project.
Canada
27 Sep 2019
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project Approved
On June 18, 2019, the Prime Minister announced that the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project (the "Project")
Canada
4 Jul 2019
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Aboriginal Rights In Canada Can Include Indigenous Persons In The United States
On May 2, 2019, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its decision in R v Desautel, 2019 BCCA 151. The Court of Appeal upheld the lower courts decisions to acquit Richard Desautel of charges ...
Canada
31 May 2019
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British Columbia To Introduce UNDRIP Legislation
On February 12, 2019, the British Columbia government announced plans to introduce legislation that implements the UNDRIP (the Legislation), as part of the provincial government's reconciliation objective.
Canada
1 Mar 2019
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B.C. "Revitalized" Environmental Assessment Regime—The Path Ahead
In November 2018, British Columbia passed legislation designed to "revitalize" its Environmental Assessment Act as well as "to ensure the legal rights of First Nations are respected
Canada
15 Jan 2019
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Alberta Asks Private Sector To Build New Refinery
On December 11, 2018, the Alberta government issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) to determine private sector interest in building or expanding a refinery in Alberta to use more Alberta heavy oil.
Canada
19 Dec 2018
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AER And ACO Release Revised Joint Operating Procedures
On October 31, 2018, the Alberta Energy Regulatory (AER) and Alberta Consultation Office (ACO) released revised Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations and Métis Settlements Consultation on Energy Resource Activities ("Procedures").
Canada
22 Nov 2018
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Updates To Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act Guidance
After reviewing the reports submitted under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) and consulting with stakeholders, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) ...
Canada
6 Jul 2018
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Positive Action: A New Framework On The Recognition And Implementation Of Rights
On February 14, 2018, the federal government announced a new framework, including new legislation, to recognize and implement Indigenous rights (the "Framework") ...
Canada
27 Feb 2018
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British Columbia Supreme Court Orders First Nation To Disclose Impact Benefit Agreements
The recent decision by the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC) in Yahey v British Columbia (2018 BCSC 123, 25 January 2018) offers interesting insight into the circumstances in which benefit sharing agreements and accommodation payments might be disclosed.
Canada
12 Feb 2018
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Federal Review Of Environmental And Regulatory Processes Underway
On February 6, 2018, the Federal Government introduced amendments to the Fisheries Act aimed at enhancing protection to fish and fish habitat
Canada
12 Feb 2018
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Canada Supports UNDRIP Implementation Bill
On November 20, 2017, the federal government announced that it will support Private Member's Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act ...
Canada
8 Dec 2017
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Aboriginal Water Rights, Mining—And The Law & Order Theme Song
Normally reserved for major league baseball players as they enter the game to take the plate or the mound, lawyers are rarely introduced with walk-up songs.
Canada
29 Nov 2017
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Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia: The Duty To Consult And Protecting Religious Freedom Rights
On November 2, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations), 2017 SCC 54.
Canada
13 Nov 2017
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Security For Costs Decision Allows Significant Recognition And Enforcement Appeal To Proceed
On October 31, 2017, the Ontario Court of Appeal released the latest decision in a nearly 25-year legal saga being pursued on behalf of approximately 30,000 indigenous Ecuadorian villagers...
Canada
2 Nov 2017
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"All Aboriginal Peoples": SCC Rules Non-Status Indians And Métis Are "Indians" Under The Constitution
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a unanimous decision in Daniels v Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development), 2016 SCC 12 declaring that non-status Indians and Métis are "Indians" under s 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867.
Canada
20 Apr 2016
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Alberta's Metis Consultation Policy
The Metis Settlements Consultation Policy applies to members of the eight Metis Settlements established under the Metis Settlements Act and to strategic and project-specific Crown decisions...
Canada
11 Apr 2016
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The Nenqay Deni Accord: The People's Accord – Framework To Break New Ground By Reconciling The Past
The next step in the Tsilhqot'in Nation's journey to self-government was taken on February 11, 2016, when the Tsilhqot'in Nation and the Province of British Columbia signed the Nenqay Deni Accord: The People's Accord.
Canada
24 Mar 2016
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Northern Gateway: British Columbia Must Issue Its Own Approval And Consult With First Nations
In Coastal First Nations v British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 34, the Court decided British Columbia must issue its own environmental decision and consult First Nations on the Northern Gateway Project...
Canada
1 Mar 2016
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Northern Gateway: BC Supreme Court Rules That British Columbia Must Issue Its Own EA Decision And Consult First Nations
In Coastal First Nations v British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 34, the court decided British Columbia must issue its own environmental decision and consult First Nations on the NGP.
Canada
15 Feb 2016
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