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Aboriginal Law Report

August 13, 2017

By Bruce McIvor

Following a holiday break, here's a jam-packed update covering the last three weeks.

In the News

A major LNG project on the British Columbia north coast was cancelled.

The Site C dam in British Columbia continues to attract questions and criticism.

The Tsilhqot'in are seeking an injunction against Taseko Mines (a court decision is expected on July 14th).

Lawsuits and unanswered questions marked the 3-year anniversary of the Mount Polley Mine disaster.

The environmental review continues for a controversial mine in the British Columbia interior.

British Columbia's new provincial government is hoping to bring its opposition to the Kinder Morgan pipeline before the courts

A new oversight committee for the Kinder Morgan pipeline project was announced.

An ongoing land dispute flared up again in southern Ontario.

Here's a good backgrounder on the Haida Nation's efforts to gain recognition of its Aboriginal title and rights.

Finally, the federal government's recently announced 10 principles on reconciliation continue to be scrutinized.

From the Courts

The Supreme Court released decisions in two important duty to consult cases.

Off the Bookshelf

"The bottom was always falling out of something in America far as I could see. So it is with the world, restless, kind of brutal. Always going on. Not waiting for no man."

Sebastian Barry, Days Without End (2016)

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation.  Download Bruce's bio.

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