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In a decision being widely reported as a victory for aboriginal interests, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has issued its reasons in Keewatin v. Ontario (Minister of Natural Resources), 2011 ONSC 4801.  The case turns on wording of the “taking up” clause in Treaty 3, one of the historic treaties in Ontario that were negotiated in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  (In ...

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In Liard First Nation v. Yukon Government and Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd., 2011 YKSC 55, the Yukon Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the Yukon Director of Mineral Resources’ (“Decision Body”) decision to allow the Selwyn Resources Underground Exploration Program (“Project”) to proceed by confirming an environmental assessment which concluded that the ...

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