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Federal Government Passes Controversial Environmental Legislation And Tanker Ban
The Government of Canada has enacted two new pieces of environmental legislation, significantly altering the process for federal project approvals in Canada. It has also passed extensive amendments
Canada
10 Jul 2019
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Transparency Is Coming: B.C. Passes Real Estate Beneficial Ownership Disclosure And Public Registry Law
On May 16, 2019, the Land Owner Transparency Act (LOTA), one of the B.C. government's signature pieces of legislation to address hidden ownership of real estate in B.C., became law.
Canada
10 Jun 2019
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B.C. Strengthens Protections For Heritage Sites, Introduces Mandatory Reporting Requirements
The British Columbia government recently introduced amendments to the Heritage Conservation Act (Act) to strengthen protections for heritage and archeological sites and objects in the province.
Canada
27 Mar 2019
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Viewpoint: 5 (More) Things You Should Know About The Proposed B.C. Environmental Assessment Act
Recently, Blakes Partner Sam Adkins and I commented on the Indigenous aspects of Bill 51, the proposed legislation to replace B.C.'s current Environmental Assessment Act (BCEAA).
Canada
28 Nov 2018
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Alberta Revises Internal Procedures for Addressing First Nations and Métis Settlement Consultation
The amended Procedures will be of interest to businesses engaged in energy resource activities in Alberta.
Canada
15 Nov 2018
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Supreme Court Of Canada Rules Duty To Consult Does Not Apply To The Law-Making Process
The Supreme Court of Canada determined that Ministers of the Crown have no duty to consult Aboriginal Peoples in the development of legislation, in its October 11, 2018 decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada.
Canada
16 Oct 2018
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Bill Backing UNDRIP Heads To Senate, Moves One Step Closer To Becoming Law In Canada
In February 2018, we suggested that the Canadian government may be inching towards the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) ...
Canada
12 Jun 2018
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Court Confirms Power Of Alberta Aboriginal Consultation Office To Decide Who Gets Consulted
The Alberta Court of Queen's Bench (Court) provided much-needed clarity about the role of the Alberta Aboriginal Consultation Office (ACO) and the duty to consult in Alberta ...
Canada
25 Apr 2018
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Modern Treaty Rights Prevail Over Duty To Consult First Nations Asserting Aboriginal Rights
What happens when a First Nation asserts aboriginal rights or title that conflict with another First Nation's rights under a modern treaty?
Canada
12 Apr 2018
11
B.C. Court Decision Provides Example Of The State Of Indigenous Law In Canada
Court decisions can often provide learning opportunities — they establish legal principles, apply those principles to certain facts, and illustrate relative trends, or stability, in the law.
Canada
14 Feb 2018
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Federal Government Overhauls Canadian Environmental Legislation
The federal government has, as promised, introduced two new pieces of legislation which together, overhaul the federal environmental assessment (now to be re-named impact assessment) regime in Canada;
Canada
14 Feb 2018
13
Implementing UNDRIP? Federal Government Releases Draft Environmental Legislation
On February 8, 2018, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-69 to reform the federal environmental impact assessment process...
Canada
14 Feb 2018
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American Citizen Secures Aboriginal Rights In Canada
The Lakes Tribe is a successor group to the Sinixt people, whose traditional territory included an area surrounding the Arrow Lakes in B.C.
Canada
8 Feb 2018
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Yukon Must Follow Land Use Planning Process From Umbrella Final Agreement, SCC Rules
On December 1, 2017, in First Nations of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon, the SCC overturned a Yukon government decision to open the Peel watershed for development and significantly modify the Peel Watershed Planning
Canada
5 Dec 2017
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Supreme Court Rejects First Nation's Spiritual Objection To Ski Resort
Shuswap parted ways with the Ktunaxa and expressed their support for the project in 2004.
Canada
6 Nov 2017
17
Claimants Of Aboriginal Title Over Private Lands Not Required To Notify Affected Landowners
In two decisions from September 2017, the British Columbia Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether to require a claimant for aboriginal title to serve formal notice on private registered owners...
Canada
28 Sep 2017
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SCC Confirms The Role Of Regulatory Tribunals In Aboriginal Consultation
On July 26, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released two decisions on the role of the National Energy Board (NEB) and other regulatory tribunals in aboriginal consultation:
Canada
28 Jul 2017
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Ontario Court Overturns Quarry Licence Due To Government Failure To Adequately Consult First Nations
The Ontario Divisional Court (Court) has set aside a quarry licence issued to a private company on the basis that the Ontario government failed to fulfil its constitutional obligation to consult with local First Nations...
Canada
21 Jul 2017
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B.C. Court Denies First Nations Injunction Request To Stop Development Pending Resolution Of Action
BRFN relied on this statement in bringing its second injunction application in August 2016.
Canada
20 Jun 2017
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