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Conflict Of Interest Commissioner

  LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA Special Committee to Appoint a Conflict of Interest Commissioner Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA, Courtenay-Comox, Chair  | Steve Thomson, MLA, Kelowna-Mission, Deputy Chair Conflict Of Interest Commissioner The Conflict of Interest Commissioner is a non-partisan officer of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia responsible for ensuring that Members of the Legislative […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 20193 Views

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Decision on Indigenous hunting rights ‘will be picked up in other parts of the world’: lawyer – The Lawyer’s Daily

May 15, 2019 An Indigenous man from the United States has had his acquittal for unlawful hunting upheld after the B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled his Aboriginal right to hunt was protected by the Canadian Constitution. Richard Lee Desautel is a member of the Lakes Tribe of the Colville Confederated Tribes in Washington state, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201978 Views

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LNG projects: Slow but not dead – CBA National

To export to resource, project proponents must first have meaningful interactions with First Nations. That means recognizing that distinct legal systems are at work. In 2013, the BC Liberals’ pledged to wipe out the province’s debt by building liquid natural gas terminals worth $100 billion to the province — a bit of a pipe dream, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201982 Views

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First Nations plan how to reform B.C. justice system and revitalize Indigenous laws – National Observer

May 7th 2019 In 1999, the Supreme Court of Canada called on judges to acknowledge the impacts of colonialism on Indigenous people in the criminal justice system. The court encouraged restorative justice and urged prosecutors to pursue all other sanctions besides imprisonment when possible. It’s been nearly 20 years since the Supreme Court made the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201921 Views

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Settlement of legal dispute using B.C.-produced robot mediator called first ever – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 24, 2019 Although the use of technology and artificial intelligence in the judicial system may conjure up images of Tom Cruise and Sylvester Stallone, a dispute in the U.K. was recently solved through the use of a system designed by a B.C.-based company in a situation a lawyer involved in the case is calling […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201940 Views

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BCAFN: Register for First Nations Cannabis Forum – March 27, 2019

March 13, 2019 REGISTER A travel subsidy will be made available for one Chief or delegate per First Nation to attend the BC Forum only. Details to follow. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Froese at Sarah.Froese@bcafn.ca or 1 (778) 855-7439. NT5

by aanationtalk on March 14, 201957 Views

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National Energy Board’s Trans Mountain Recommendation Not The Final Say

February 22, 2019 Environmental groups and intervenors warn of further legal challenges VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories — Today’s National Energy Board recommendation is far from the final say, given that the latest NEB review repeated the same mistakes as previous reviews that landed the federal government in court, say intervenors, environmental organizations and citizen […]

by ahnationtalk on February 22, 201978 Views

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CBABC Responds to BC Budget 2019

February 19, 2019 The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) is pleased the BC government intends to partner with the Law Foundation of BC to establish or expand community advocacy programs. However, CBABC is clear in its continued call for additional necessary funding of legal aid services through the Legal Services Society of BC. “We […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201955 Views

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Canadian Aboriginal Law in 2018: Essays and Case Summaries

February 14, 2019 By Bruce McIvor Our new book, Canadian Aboriginal Law in 2018: Essays and Case Summaries, is now available as a free download through our website. The book includes essays and analysis as well as short summaries of over 40 court decisions from 2018, hyperlinks to the full decisions and a detailed index by issue. It also […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 201944 Views

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Lawless colonialism in Canada – The Martlet

News Unsettled: the Native Students’ Union regular column In the wild west of Aboriginal law, Canada shoots first and asks questions later. For several hundreds of years, the Crown has disregarded Indigenous sovereignty in order to access land resources. From beaver to bitumen, colonial forces have wielded their military might to extract as much profit […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201953 Views

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