Aug 24-30, 2020
By Bruce McIvor
This week's edition includes injunctions, the duty to consult, cumulative effects, Charter rights, Treaty rights, Indigenous law and more.
IN THE NEWS
Indigenous and Charter rights were in the spotlight in Wet’suwet’en territory
Consultation, cumulative effects and Treaty rights are at the centre of a new lawsuit in Alberta
The duty to consult and Indigenous protected areas are hot topics in Manitoba
In Ontario, Bill 197 continues to raise serious concerns
Injunctions and Indigenous law were front and centre in Haudenosaunee territory
Treaty rights and the Marshall decisions were back in Nova Scotia news
Caribou returned to headlines in the Yukon and Northwest Territories
Lastly, COVID-19 back to school funding drew criticism across the country
FROM THE COURTS
The Ontario Superior Court issued two injunctions in Haudenosaunee territory. For an overview of injunctions as a tool of colonialism, check out my colleague Kate Gunn’s primer here.
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal weighed in on a First Nations Financial Transparency Act compliance order.
The Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench granted an injunction to First Nations regarding flood channel construction.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Our sovereignty is inherent while Canada’s perceived authority is a product of violent colonialism and genocide.”
- Statement From Concerned Haudenosaunee Women Regarding Injunctions at 1492 Land Back Lane
OFF THE BOOKSHELF
“Live in contact with dreams and you will get something of their charm; live in contact with facts and you will get something of their brutality. I wish I could find a country to live in where the facts were not brutal and the dreams not unreal.”
- George Bernard Shaw, John Bull’s Other Island (1904)