Posts from January 2008.
Posted in Indigenous Law

On November 21, 2007, the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2007 BCSC 1700.  The decision dealt with a claim brought by Chief Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, on behalf of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation and the Tsilhqot’in Nation.  Initially, theTsilhqot’in’s claim, against the ...

Posted in Mining

On September 25, 2007, a Federal Court Trial Judge in MiningWatch Canada v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2007 FC 955 allowed an application by MiningWatch Canada challenging the legality of decisions/actions taken by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (“DFO”) and Natural Resources Canada in conducting the environmental assessment of a proposed copper and ...


Canadian case law continues to refine the principles of the duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples, and the May 2007 decision of the Yukon Supreme Court in Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation v. The Government of Yukon (Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources), 2007 YKSC 28 considers the extent of its application on recently settled treaty lands in theYukon ...


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