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Aboriginal Law Report

January 21, 2018

By Bruce McIvor

In this week's update: marijuana, piece-meal treaty infringement, the duty to consult and much more.

In the News

In Saskatchewan, the regulation of medicinal and recreational marijuana is raising the issue of provincial jurisdiction.

Maritime shipping off the west coast raises the issues of environmental protection and Indigenous jurisdiction.

A proposed pipeline across northern British Columbia continues to draw First Nation opposition.

From the Courts

The Courtoreille duty to consult appeal was heard by the Supreme Court. 

In PEI a duty to consult case was heard strikingly similar to the 2005 Musqueam golf course case from British Columbia.

First Nations in northern British Columbia continue to oppose the Site C dam in the courts.

A Treaty 4 First Nation has filed a lawsuit against Saskatchewan and Canada for treaty infringement similar to the Blueberry River First Nations' case for infringement of Treaty 8.

The Robinson-Huron treaty annuity trial continued in northern Ontario.

Off the Bookshelf

"...we must judge men not so much by what they do, as by what they make us feel that they have it in them to do."

Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh (1903)

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

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