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Supreme Court of Canada clarifies when regulatory bodies may be relied on to fulfill the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples – Dentons.com

August 15, 2017 As the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) explained in Haida1 and Carrier Sekani2, it is open to legislatures to empower regulatory bodies to play a role in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples. Carrier Sekani further clarified that, whether the Crown may rely, in whole or in part, on a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 201797 Views

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First Nations woman files charges against Mount Polley company – APTN News

August 10, 2017 While the province of British Columbia did not press any charges against the executives of the Mount Polley mine, a First Nations woman pressed ahead and did it herself. Bev Sellers convinced a justice of the peace that executives with the Mount Polley mine company needed to be held accountable for the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201754 Views

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Indigenous rights advocate to guide BC in Trans Mountain pipeline challenge – The Globe and Mail

Aug. 10, 2017 In naming Thomas Berger the B.C. government’s outside counsel for legal challenges involving the Trans Mountain pipeline project, Attorney-General David Eby recalled studying Mr. Berger’s work when he himself was a law student. “His history extends all the way back to the Calder decision, which actually established the existence of First Nations […]

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BC hires native rights lawyer on Kinder Morgan pipeline – North Shore News

August 10, 2017 The B.C. NDP is beginning to deploy its legal strategy to slow or stop the construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Environment Minister George Heyman and Attorney General David Eby announced Thursday morning that the province has hired Thomas Berger, a lawyer and former B.C. Supreme Court justice with expertise in […]

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(Trans-Mountain) – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017 Trans-Mountain, 5th Writethru Correction code:2 Update:CORRECTS from source. Attorney General David Eby erroneously said in para 18 that the province had already filed their response to Squamish Nation. Eds:Moves Business and National. Guard against duplication. This is a corrected story. In a previous version, the attorney general erroneously said that […]

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B.C. joins legal battles against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 10, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ British Columbia says it will join the legal fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, while warning the company it can’t begin work on public land until it gets final approval from the province. The NDP government has hired former judge Thomas […]

by ahnationtalk on August 11, 201746 Views

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Indigenous heritage doesn’t overrule other factors in adoption: B.C. court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2017 15:33 By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled. The unanimous decision released Tuesday is the latest in the province […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201725 Views

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Indigenous heritage doesn’t overrule other factors in adoption: B.C. court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 8, 2017  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Aboriginal heritage must be considered when placing a child with an adoptive family, but it does not overrule all other factors in deciding their best interests, the British Columbia Court of Appeal has ruled. The unanimous decision released Tuesday is the latest […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201732 Views

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AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde Disappointed with Supreme Court Decision – Time to Implement UN Declaration

July 26, 2017 (Regina SK,) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde responded today to the Supreme Court of Canada decisions today in the Chippewas of the Thames and Clyde River cases dealing with Indigenous peoples right to consultation and accommodation. “It’s clear today that our right to consultation and accommodation must […]

by pmnationtalk on July 26, 201752 Views

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Court Delivers Major Setback for TransCanada’s LNG Pipeline to PNW LNG

July 20, 2017 VANCOUVER, BC – Petronas’ massive LNG export proposal on Lelu Island faces a constitutional law obstacle. The Federal Court of Appeal today set aside a National Energy Board (NEB) decision regarding the provincially approved Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline proposal and sent the matter back to the NEB for re-determination. The 900-kilometre PRGT […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201738 Views

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