28 03, 2018

Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4

2018-09-11T11:41:14+00:00

Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada considers [1] an appeal from the Federal Court of Appeal that set aside a decision from the Specific Claims Tribunal. The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) found that Canada was liable for breach of it legal and fiduciary duty under s.14(1)(b), 14(1)(c), and 14(2) pursuant to the Specific Claims Tribunal [...]

Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 42018-09-11T11:41:14+00:00
11 08, 2017

Yahey v. British Columbia, 2017 BCSC 899

2018-09-11T11:41:36+00:00

No Injunction to Protect Treaty Rights in B.C. PDF Download     Word Download In this case, the Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed the application of Blueberry River First Nation for an interlocutory injunction. The First Nation asked that the Province stop all further permitting of industrial development in segments of its traditional [...]

Yahey v. British Columbia, 2017 BCSC 8992018-09-11T11:41:36+00:00
3 05, 2017

Notable News – Week of April 25-May 2, 2017

2018-09-11T12:43:28+00:00

This week's headlines...   Indigenous leaders at UN headquarters to discuss landmark rights declaration     Province appeals Sinixt hunting case     Manitoba Metis Federation Congratulates Clément Chartier on being re-elected President of the Métis National Council

Notable News – Week of April 25-May 2, 20172018-09-11T12:43:28+00:00
11 11, 2016

Moulton Contracting Ltd v British Columbia, 2015 BCCA 89

2017-06-09T10:56:49+00:00

By: Zachary Miloff PDF Download   Word Download On February 26, 2015, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“the Court”) overturned a trial judge’s order that the Province of British Columbia (“the Province”) pay logging contractor Moulton Contracting Ltd. (“Moulton”) a sum of $1.75 million in damages for the Province’s failure to disclose Fort Nelson First [...]

Moulton Contracting Ltd v British Columbia, 2015 BCCA 892017-06-09T10:56:49+00:00
11 11, 2016

Yahey v. British Columbia, 2015 BCSC 1302

2017-06-09T10:55:49+00:00

By: Melodi Alopaeus & Zachary Miloff PDF Download    Word Download In Yahey v. British Columbia, 2015 BCSC 1302, the Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed Blueberry River First Nations’ application for a pre-trial injunction to prevent the province from proceeding with a planned auction of 15 timber sale licences. Impending trial concerned breach of [...]

Yahey v. British Columbia, 2015 BCSC 13022017-06-09T10:55:49+00:00
11 11, 2016

Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 34

2017-06-09T10:04:49+00:00

By: Melodi Alopaeus & Cynthia Westaway PDF Download     Word Download The British Columbia Supreme Court (the “Court”) recently ruled in favour of Coastal First Nations (“CFN”) in a case concerning the role of the Province of British Columbia (the “Province”) in the environmental review process for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline project (the “Project”).[1]  Coastal [...]

Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 342017-06-09T10:04:49+00:00
10 11, 2016

O’Shea v. City of Vancouver, 2015 BCPC 398

2017-06-09T10:04:06+00:00

By: Melodi Alopaeus & Cynthia Westaway PDF Download      Word Download The British Columbia Supreme Court (the “Court”) recently ruled in favour of Coastal First Nations (“CFN”) in a case concerning the role of the Province of British Columbia (the “Province”) in the environmental review process for Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline project (the “Project”).[1]  Coastal [...]

O’Shea v. City of Vancouver, 2015 BCPC 3982017-06-09T10:04:06+00:00
10 11, 2016

Coastal First Nations v British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 804

2017-08-11T11:58:07+00:00

By: Daniel Veilleux & Cynthia Westaway PDF download     Word download The petitioners, Coastal First Nations – Great Bear Initiative Society (“CFN”) and Gitga’at First Nation, were successfully awarded special costs from the Province of British Columbia and Northern Gateway Pipelines in the amount of $230,000. Background This case is a follow-up to the petitioner’s [...]

Coastal First Nations v British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 8042017-08-11T11:58:07+00:00