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Posts from March 2014.

On January 24, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed a leave to appeal application in a Métis rights case from Alberta.  As a result, the Alberta Court of Appeal’s decision, which upheld a finding that the existence of a rights-bearing Métis community in southern Alberta had not been established on the facts, remains the binding authority in Alberta.

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On March 11, 2014 the BC government introduced a first reading of the Water Sustainability Act, Bill 18, the culmination of a 4-year initiative to modernize the 100-year old Water Act.  Followers of this blog or BC water issues will know that the government released a comprehensive “proposal” regarding the new statute in the fall of 2013 (see our previous blog post here).   ...

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On December 20, 2013, the Court of Appeal of Alberta released its decision in Cold Lake First Nations v. Alberta (Tourism, Parks and Recreation), [2013] ABCA 443, determining that the Alberta government had met its duty to consult the Cold Lake First Nations in the context of upgrading and expanding a provincial recreation area.  CLFN filed an application for leave to appeal ...

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