On May 17, 2013 the Supreme Court of British Columbia released its decision in David Suzuki Foundation v. British Columbia (Ministry of Environment), 2013 BCSC 874. The case concerned Holmes Hydro Inc.’s plans to build hydroelectric plants on 10 tributaries of the Holmes River. The issue was whether the plan required environmental assessment under section 5 of the ...
On May 9th 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Behn v Moulton Contracting Ltd, 2013 SCC 26. The decision provides important commentary on the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people.
Moulton Contracting Ltd., a forestry company, was granted two timber sale licences and a road permit (the “Authorizations”) by the British Columbia ...
On Wednesday, May 8, the Alberta government introduced Bill 22, the Aboriginal Consultation Levy Act, in the Alberta Legislature. Bill 22 is being introduced as part of the Alberta government’s overhaul of regulatory and Aboriginal consultation processes in the province.
Consultation Levy Fund Established
Bill 22 would establish a Consultation Levy Fund, which ...
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