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Clark Wilson LLP
It is settled law that the government of Canada owes a fiduciary duty to Indigenous Nations when it deals with reserve lands.
MLT Aikins LLP
In the recent Federal Court decision, ‘Namgis First Nation v. Canada (Fisheries, Oceans and Coast Guard), 2018 FC 334, the Court refused to grant ‘Namgis First Nation's ("NFN") interlocutory injunction application as a result...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
When Jesse Thistle received his traditional name, he was hoping for something cool like Majestic Eagle or Powerful Bear. Instead, the Elders gave him the Cree name Maskeweskinaw
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Avant de recevoir son nom traditionnel, Jesse Thistle espérait quelque chose de grandiose comme « Aigle majestueux » ou « Ours puissant ».
Fasken
The Court remitted the case back to the Federal Court for reassessment of the compensation.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On July 19, 2021, Canada's Federal Court released its decision in Ermineskin Cree Nation v Canada (Environment and Climate Change), 2021 FC 758 (the Decision).
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Over the past sixteen months, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps to limit the spread of COVID-19. These steps have had wide-ranging effects, including on First Nations' governance.
Gowling WLG
The Supreme Court of British Columbia (the "Court") recently issued a decision on infringement of treaty rights that is likely to have significant and far-reaching implications on natural resource ...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On July 16, 2021, in the case of Southwind v Canada, 2021 SCC 28 (Southwind), the Supreme Court of Canada (the Court) ruled that the C$30-million awarded to Lac Seul First Nation (LSFN)...
MLT Aikins LLP
On July 16, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Southwind v Canada. This decision has important implications for the compensation owing to First Nations for flooding ...
Torys LLP
An essential government activity that historically has rarely made front page news, government procurement has suddenly become a central focus for citizens around the world.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
On June 8, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down recent amendments to Ontario's Election Finances Act, RSO 1990, c E7 (EFA) that restricted third party spending on political advertising and related activities in the 12 months preceding a provincial election.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The BC government recently released a draft action plan to support the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ("UNDRIP") in the province.
MLT Aikins LLP
A recent decision of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench provides guidance for First Nations people looking to hunt in Saskatchewan.
Clark Wilson LLP
On June 29, 2021, the British Columbia Supreme Court (the "Court") released the decision Yahey v British Columbia ("Yahey").
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Politicians occupy an important position in our democracy. They are elected to represent all individuals and to make well-reasoned decisions that, among other things, steer and guide the economy...
Torys LLP
In Yahey v British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court (BCSC) recently decided that B.C.'s industrial policies over decades have resulted in accumulated changes to the environment—known as cumulative effects...
McMillan LLP
On June 29, 2021, the Government of Canada announced it is setting a mandatory target for all new light-duty cars and passenger trucks sales to be zero-emission by 2035.
MLT Aikins LLP
Construction projects start with procuring design and construction services, often with differing procurement processes. Without careful attention to how a procurement process is set up...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Last week, the British Columbia Supreme Court ruled that the BC government has unjustifiably infringed the treaty rights of Blueberry River First Nation ("Blueberry")...
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