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The Seven Year Itch: The SCC Returns to Address an Unresolved Question regarding the Crown’s Duty to Consult Aboriginal People and the Legislative Process

Posted in Aboriginal, Constitutional, Environmental
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On May 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal in an important case that could further define the nature and extent of the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people, including the previously unresolved question as to whether the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people can be triggered by legislative action…. Continue Reading

Supreme Court of Canada Clarifies (some of) the Limits of the Duty to Consult

Posted in Aboriginal, Public Law
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This post was submitted by Lawson Lundell guest author Keith Bergner. On October 28, 2010, the nine justices of Supreme Court of Canada issued a unanimous judgment in Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. and British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, 2010 SCC 43.  Lawson Lundell LLP (Chris Sanderson, Q.C., Keith Bergner and… Continue Reading