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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, 20198 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, 201911 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, 201910 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, 201914 Views

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WCEL: Senate must ensure Bill C-69 passes while hearing from all sides, environmental lawyers say

VANCOUVER, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories – The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources voted unanimously yesterday to travel to select regions in Canada during its study of Bill C-69, which introduces important measures to improve federal environmental reviews. The Senate Committee’s motion involves travelling to Atlantic Canada, Quebec and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 201915 Views

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Visiting Law speaker builds intercultural understanding – TRU

January 30, 2019 TRU Faculty of Law’s Visiting Speaker Committee hosts Dr. Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Family and Child Caring Society of Canada, for presentations to the TRU community on Wednesday, January 30, and to first-year law students on Thursday, January 31. Blackstock is an internationally recognized researcher and advocate for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201916 Views

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VIU Honours Lawyer for Helping Shape Canada’s Legal History

field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden Marvin Storrow believes that even though something is law doesn’t always mean it is just or right. An accomplished lawyer with 55 years’ experience, Storrow has challenged the law numerous times, and due to his determination and courage he has steered the course of legal history in Canada. Storrow’s legal contribution towards […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201917 Views

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Court must balance rules of evidence while recognizing Indigenous traditions, B.C. judge rules – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 17, 2019 In a ruling being characterized as a first in Canada, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled an Indigenous elder can present evidence as part of a panel during depositions in a land claims case, which the First Nation’s counsel is describing as “righting a historical wrong” and providing a method for […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 201918 Views

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First Nations must be able to engage with pipeline proponents confidentially in accordance with agreement – Law Times

Case management judge in pending judicial review proceedings ordered that admissibility of impugned evidence be determined by panel hearing the consolidated challenges to decision of Governor in Council. Case management judge issued order protecting confidentiality of information pending decision of panel. Impugned evidence was struck. TM conceded that information was confidential. This was consistent with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201929 Views

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Why Canadian Law Should be on the Side of the Wet’suwet’en in the Pipeline Confrontation – First People’s Law

January 10, 2019 The standoff between Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chiefs and the RCMP in northern British Columbia is strewn with painful ironies. Below I outline two of them. Irony #1: The Wet’suwet’en Chiefs’ actions are a manifestation of Aboriginal title Under Canadian law, the exclusive occupation of Indigenous lands is both a requirement to prove Aboriginal […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201925 Views

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