Canada's Interim Comprehensive Land Claims Policy

By Bruce McIvor

Recently Canada released its Interim Comprehensive Claims Policy. When finalized the Interim Policy will replace Canada's existing policy on comprehensive land claims. Ministerial Special Representative Douglas Eyford is currently leading an engagement process on the Interim Policy with Indigenous peoples and stakeholders.

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs retained us to prepare a legal review of the Interim Policy to assist their members. They have made our legal review public to inform the wider debate on revising Canada's policy in light of the Supreme Court of Canada's Tsilhqot'in Aboriginal title decision.

Click here for a copy of our legal review of Canada's Interim Policy.

Click here for a copy of the Interim Policy.

Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law where he teaches the constitutional law of Aboriginal and Treaty rights. Bruce is a proud Métis from the Red River in Manitoba. He holds a Ph.D. in Aboriginal and environmental history and is a Fulbright Scholar. A member of the bar in British Columbia and Ontario, Bruce is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of Aboriginal law in Canada.

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