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On December 27th, 2012, the Court of Appeal for Yukon released its decision in Ross River Dena Council v. Government of Yukon, 2012 YKCA 14.  The case dealt with the Yukon Government’s duty to consult with First Nations when allowing mineral claims to be recorded on land with asserted Aboriginal rights and title claims. The case arose as a result of the “open entry” claim ...

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On January 8, 2013, the  Federal Court released its decision in Daniels v Canada, 2013 FC 6, a case involving the scope of the word “Indian” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867.  The plaintiffs sought a declaration that Métis and non-status Indians (“MNSI”) are “Indians” for the purposes of section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867.

The Court ...

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On December 10, 2012, the Responsible Energy Development Act (“REDA”) received royal assent.  Under REDA, the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board and certain regulatory functions of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will be replaced with a new single provincial regulator for all oil, gas, oil sands and coal projects in the ...

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In previous posts we discussed several major changes to the federal environmental assessment process that were introduced when the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (“CEAA 2012”) came into force in July 2012.

In November 2012, we delivered two seminars on the new environmental assessment process.  The seminars were very well attended, and many attendees ...

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