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Updated Federal Regulation On New Fisheries Act
The Federal Government has recently released a new regulation governing authorizations for works that may kill or harm fish or harmfully alter, damage or destroy their habitat.
Canada
9 Oct 2019
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Five Things Project Proponents Need To Know About Canada's New Impact Assessment Act
Effective August 28, 2019, the Impact Assessment Act IAA will set aside the past 40 years of federal environmental assessment in Canada.
Canada
30 Aug 2019
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Political Winds Blow Northward
The Arctic has a very long history of avoiding the limelight. But, with the relentless developments related to climate change and escalating rhetoric over territorial sovereignty
Canada
26 Jun 2019
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'Namgis First Nation Wins Fisheries Dispute In Federal Court
'Namgis First Nation et al v. Canada (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard) et al, 2019 FC 143
Canada
15 Feb 2019
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Federal Court Quashes Federal Policy Allowing Transfer Of Salmon Into Fish Farms Without Testing For Contagious Virus Or Consulting With Indigenous Peoples
On Feb. 4, 2019, the Federal Court issued its reasons for judgment regarding certain decisions made by the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard.
Canada
14 Feb 2019
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Discussing Aboriginal Law In Canada With Best Lawyers
Jaimie Lickers and Maxime Faille discuss the changing national attitude to Indigenous people's history across the country and their firm's significant cases in 2017 and 2018.
Canada
28 Jan 2019
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2018: The SCC Year In Review
This article summarizes the 10 most significant Supreme Court cases of 2018, as selected by Gowling WLG's Supreme Court of Canada Services Group.
Canada
10 Jan 2019
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BC's Take On A Modern-Style Environmental Assessment
BC recently advanced plans to modernize its EA (environmental assessment) process by passing first reading of Bill 51 – the new Environmental Assessment Act.
Canada
26 Nov 2018
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Federal Government To Implement Wells v. Canada (Attorney General) And Reassess 58,000 Applications For Membership In The Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation
Yesterday, representatives of the federal government and the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation of Newfoundland announced that - as a result of the litigation advanced by Gowling WLG - it will reassess approximately 58,000 membership applications ...
Canada
22 Nov 2018
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Nupqu Development Corporation And ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises Acquire Traffic Control Company
On Nov. 8, 2018, ʔaq̓am Community Enterprises (ACE) and Nupqu Development Corporation purchased D&B Flagging and Traffic Control Ltd.
Canada
14 Nov 2018
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The Supreme Court Holds That The Duty To Consult Indigenous Peoples Does Not Apply To The Law-Making Process: Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General In Council), 2018 SCC 40
The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council) on October 11, 2018.
Canada
16 Oct 2018
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Federal Court Declares Certain Amendments To Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Agreement Unenforceable, Unreasonable
Yesterday, the Federal Court released David Robert Wells v Canada (Attorney General) et al and Sandra Frances Wells v Canada (Attorney General) et al, reported together in 2018 FC 483...
Canada
15 May 2018
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Indigenous Banking: A New Niche
As First Nations continue to settle outstanding grievances with the federal government, and enter into lucrative revenue sharing agreements, the fast-emerging niche of Indigenous ...
Canada
26 Apr 2018
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$30 Million Awarded To Lac Seul First Nation As Equitable Compensation For Historical Wrongs
Southwind v. Canada provides clarity on how Indigenous communities may be compensated for historical breaches of the Crown's fiduciary duty.
Canada
25 Jan 2018
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The Descheneaux Case: Quebec Court Of Appeal Grants Extension To Attorney General Of Canada
On August 18, 2017, the Québec Court of Appeal allowed an application by the Attorney General of Canada ("AGC") to extend the temporary suspension of the coming into effect ...
Canada
27 Dec 2017
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Métis Nation Of Ontario Enters Into Two Landmark Agreements
On December 11, 2017, the Métis Nation of Ontario signed two landmark agreements: a tripartite agreement with the government of Canada and the province of Ontario, and a bilateral agreement ...
Canada
27 Dec 2017
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Immunity From Seizure: Interpreting Section 89(1) Of The Indian Act
On June 19, 2017, the Québec Superior Court ("the Court") handed down a decision on the immunity from seizure granted by the Indian Act ("the Act").
Canada
27 Dec 2017
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Spending Band Money: When To Seek Legal Advice On Council Remuneration, Including Bonuses
It is well known that First Nations / Band Councils owe fiduciary duties to their Nation and members.
Canada
30 Oct 2017
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The Supreme Court Of British Columbia Rules On An Interlocutory Injunction Relating To Industrial Activities On A First Nation's Traditional Territory
On May 31st, 2017, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, in Yahey v. British Columbia, dismissed the application for an interlocutory injunction of the Blueberry River First Nations...
Canada
16 Aug 2017
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Jordan's Principle: New Ruling Of The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
On May 26, 2017, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ("Tribunal") released a new ruling regarding the implementation of Jordan's Principle by the Government of Canada.
Canada
16 Aug 2017
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