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B.C., Blueberry River First Nations negotiate trial adjournment

June 29, 2018 VICTORIA – The Province of British Columbia and Blueberry River First Nations have agreed to adjourn pending litigation until Oct. 15, 2018, as an outcome of productive negotiations. The Province and Blueberry River are continuing discussions outside of court, to collaboratively address Blueberry River’s concerns about the effects of resource development in their […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201827 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation back in court to challenge Taseko Mines Ltd. drilling permits

Williams Lake, BC: June 25, 2018: T T il qot’in Nation is onc again b ing forc d to t BC Supreme Court to challenge drilling permits issued to Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) by the outgoing BC Liberal government during the wildfires of 2017. The BC Mines Act permit approves an extensive drilling program by […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201829 Views

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RCYBC Representative’s Report #31 – Reviews and Investigations: June 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018

June 18, 2018 The purpose of the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) reviews and investigations of child deaths and critical injuries is to identify and thoughtfully analyze issues, particularly in service delivery. The intent is to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future and to inform improvements to services. Download report NT5

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201835 Views

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RCYBC: Statement on residential agencies

As an advocate for British Columbia’s most vulnerable youth, I am compelled to publicly express my grave concerns about the operations of some residential agencies contracted by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that continue to leave many youth in government care at unnecessary and unacceptable risk. I was shocked and disappointed to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 201845 Views

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Federal Court rules against band council that ‘concocted’ reasons to keep family out – APTN News

May 30, 2018 Guy Peters always knew he belonged to his nation in British Columbia. The federal government always did, too. It says so on the back of his status card. But for over 30 years the band council of Peters First Nation refused to accept him as a member. That is until it was […]

by ahnationtalk on May 30, 201826 Views

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Vancouver, Squamish pipeline challenges dismissed by court in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 24, 2018  By Laura Kane THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ The City of Vancouver and Squamish Nation have lost legal challenges aimed at quashing an environmental assessment certificate issued by British Columbia for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In separate rulings issued Thursday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge found that the decision […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 201825 Views

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British Columbia files constitutional challenge of Alberta legislation

May 22, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has filed a statement of claim in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench. The Attorney General of B.C. is bringing this action, based on public interest standing on behalf of British Columbians, challenging the constitutionality of Alberta’s Preserving Canada’s Economic Prosperity Act. The complete statement of claim […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201843 Views

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B.C. heading to court in Alberta to stop fuel restriction law, may seek damages – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 17, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ Tensions over the Trans Mountain pipeline increased Thursday with British Columbia announcing plans to launch a lawsuit over new Alberta legislation that could restrict fuel exports to the West Coast. B.C. Attorney General David Eby said his province will ask the Court […]

by ahnationtalk on May 18, 201845 Views

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BC Government: Province proposes changes to improve Indigenous child welfare

April 24, 2018 VICTORIA – Indigenous communities will have greater involvement in child-welfare decisions to help keep their children out of care, safe in their home communities, and connected to their cultures under proposed legislation changes that were announced by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). “Keeping Indigenous children connected to their family […]

by pmnationtalk on April 24, 201856 Views

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First Nations Fisheries Council of BC Congratulates Five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations on Court Decision, Calls on Government to Implement Decision

The First Nations Fisheries Council of BC (FNFC) is today applauding the victory of five Nuu-chah-nulth Nations in the B.C. Supreme Court decision in the Ahousaht et al v. Canada case. The decision was released at noon today. The Judge today found that the Government of Canada was not justified in infringing on the Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 201836 Views

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