28 03, 2018

Briefs at Brief: Recently Decided Indigenous Case Law

2018-09-11T11:40:58+00:00

R v Reynolds, 2017 NBCA 36 Subject : Fish and wildlife offences- illegal sale of moose Facts: The Aboriginal defendant killed a moose and traded its meat to K for a car. K, a non-Aboriginal person, was charged with unlawfully possessing and trading moose meat under Fish and Wildlife Act. The Defendant was charged as an [...]

Briefs at Brief: Recently Decided Indigenous Case Law2018-09-11T11:40:58+00:00
10 08, 2017

Canada (Governor General in Council) v Mikisew Cree First Nation, 2016 FCC 311

2018-09-11T11:41:53+00:00

The Duty to Consult & the Legislative Process PDF Download     Word Download The Crown’s duty to consult and accommodate First Nations will once again receive scrutiny from Canada’s highest court, this time with respect to legislative action. At issue is whether the Crown has a duty to consult First Nations before it [...]

Canada (Governor General in Council) v Mikisew Cree First Nation, 2016 FCC 3112018-09-11T11:41:53+00:00
15 05, 2017

The Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board releases its report

2017-05-25T10:04:04+00:00

The Report of the Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board released its report with recommendations and advice. The Government of Canada is accepting comments on the report for 30 days, until June 14, 2017. Read the full report here

The Expert Panel on the Modernization of the National Energy Board releases its report2017-05-25T10:04:04+00:00
6 04, 2017

The Expert Panel on Environmental Assessment’s Report Released

2017-04-25T15:08:58+00:00

The Final Report of the Expert Panel for the Review of Environmental Assessment Processes has been released. Read the full report here:

The Expert Panel on Environmental Assessment’s Report Released2017-04-25T15:08:58+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

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