20 04, 2018

2018 Federal Budget

2018-09-11T11:40:42+00:00

Finance Minister Bill Morneau met with the Economic Club of Canada to review the Government of Canada’s new Budget 2018 “Equality + Growth: A Strong Middle Class”. Similar to Finance Canada’s previous estimates, the Federal Government will be running a deficit. (Please see: http://nationalpost.com/news/politics/read-the-full-text-of-the-2018-federal-budget to read Minister Morneau’s full speech.) Canada indicates that the Budget [...]

2018 Federal Budget2018-09-11T11:40:42+00:00
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

Prophet River First Nation v Canada (Attorney General), , 2017 FCA 15

2018-09-11T11:41:49+00:00

The Site C Dam and the Duty to Consult & Accommodate First Nations PDF Download     Word Download In this case, the Court confirms that it is first and foremost concerned with whether there has been adequate consultation and accommodation in relation to First Nation Treaty rights in the context of the Site [...]

Prophet River First Nation v Canada (Attorney General), , 2017 FCA 152018-09-11T11:41:49+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
27 07, 2017

Supreme Court of Canada releases decisions around consultation requirements for NEB

2018-09-11T12:42:33+00:00

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada concludes that the Crown breached its duty to consult the appellants in respect of the proposed seismic testing in Clyde River. Read the full decision here. Lire la décision complète ici. In a similar decision, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Enbridge could proceed with its reversal [...]

Supreme Court of Canada releases decisions around consultation requirements for NEB2018-09-11T12:42:33+00:00
24 07, 2017

The Government of Canada releases 10 guiding principles for its relationship with Indigenous Peoples

2018-09-11T13:01:13+00:00

Summary The Government of Canada recognizes that: All relations with Indigenous peoples need to be based on the recognition and implementation of their right to self-determination, including the inherent right of self-government. Reconciliation is a fundamental purpose of section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. The honour of the Crown guides the conduct of the [...]

The Government of Canada releases 10 guiding principles for its relationship with Indigenous Peoples2018-09-11T13:01:13+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

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation et al v Manitoba, 2015 MBQB 35

2017-04-10T15:01:24+00:00

Written By: Zachary Miloff PDF Download     Word Download In Sapotaweyak Cree Nation et al. v. Manitoba, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (the “Court”) dismissed an application by the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (“SCN”) for an interlocutory injunction requiring Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro (“Hydro”) to stop or refrain from cutting certain forested areas for [...]

Sapotaweyak Cree Nation et al v Manitoba, 2015 MBQB 352017-04-10T15:01:24+00:00