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Federal Court approves settlement agreement in Day Schools case – Prince Albert Daily Herald

The settlement agreement in a class-action lawsuit launched by former students of Indian day schools has been approved by the Federal Court. According to multiple media reports, the settlement agreement was approved Monday. Under the terms of the settlement, survivors will be able to apply for individual compensation for harm, including physical and sexual abuse, […]

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Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief

Court Approval on the Indian Day School Class Action Settlement is a Step Towards Reconciliation, says AFN National Chief August 21, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday’s Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement an important step towards reconciliation and healing for […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201917 Views

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Wolastoqew loggers face charges of unauthorized timber harvesting in New Brunswick – CBC

First Nations forestry association says it’s prepared to fight for right to earn moderate livelihood Aug 21, 2019 Three members of a First Nations firewood harvesting association are facing charges in New Brunswick provincial court Wednesday of illegally harvesting timber from Crown lands. One of the men charged, Patrick Paul of St. Mary’s First Nation […]

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Federal Court approves Indian day schools class-action settlement – CBC

Compensation of up to $200K for abuse is ‘fair and reasonable,’ judge rules Aug 19, 2019 The Federal Court of Canada has approved the settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the government to compensate thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children who attended federally operated Indian day schools. Justice Michael Phelan issued his decision […]

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Statement: Federal Court approves Federal Indian Day Schools settlement

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Ottawa, Ontario (August 19, 2019) — The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: “The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada’s history that has had devastating effects on generations of families. Canada is deeply committed to reconciliation and […]

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Metis Nation SK: Child and Family Services Conversation

We will have three engagement sessions that will draw on years of experience and work of frontline childcare providers, social workers, government partners, elders and Métis citizens to identify opportunities to address decades of Métis children being removed from their families unnecessarily and to focus on providing every chance for Métis children to grow up […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201933 Views

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Saugeen First Nation seeks court ruling in Sauble Beach claim

First Nation asks Court to confirm that Sauble Beach has always been part of its Reserve SAUGEEN FIRST NATION, ON, Aug. 6, 2019  – Saugeen First Nation has served a summary judgment motion as part of a longstanding lawsuit to confirm Saugeen ownership of Sauble Beach.  Both Saugeen First Nation and its treaty partner, the Government of Canada, recognize […]

by pnationtalk on August 6, 201945 Views

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UBCIC Supports the Gitanyow in their Appeal and Calls for All First Nations’ Rights to be Respected Equally

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 2, 2019) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is applying for leave to the BC Court of Appeal to intervene in a critical case being advanced by the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs. In the case under appeal, Gamlaxyeltxw v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations), […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 201927 Views

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First Nations people from across country are allowed to hunt in Sask. without licence, judge rules – CBC

FSIN calls decision a ‘vindication’ of treaty rights Aug 01, 2019 A Regina provincial court judge has ruled that all First Nations people in Canada are allowed to hunt in Saskatchewan without a licence. Before the ruling, the province only allowed hunters from treaties within Saskatchewan (Treaties 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10) […]

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Pan American Silver Announces Resolution of Garcia v. Tahoe Case

VANCOUVER, July 30, 2019 – Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS) (TSX: PAAS) (“Pan American” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that we have achieved final resolution with Guatemalan community members who commenced a Supreme Court of British Columbia action in 2014 against Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Tahoe”). In April 2013, members of the local community in San Rafael Las Flores, Santa Rosa, […]

by pnationtalk on July 31, 201948 Views

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GNWT appeals court decision

July 26, 2019 Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories officially filed notice of appeal to the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal of the recent decision in the matter of A.B., Commission Scolaire TN-O (CSFTNO) v. Minister of Education. The decision now under appeal held that the Minister of Education must demonstrate consideration of the […]

by pnationtalk on July 29, 201927 Views

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Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation v. Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation 2019 FC 813

On June 14, 2019, the Federal Court released its decision Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation v. Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, upholding the First Nation Tax Commission’s approval of the First Nation’s Sewer Fee Law enacted under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). The decision provides strong support for First Nation self-government through […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201950 Views

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Fraudulent calls from the Nunavut Court System

July 22, 2019 There have been recent reports of phone calls that appear to be from the Department of Justice, Nunavut or the Nunavut Court of Justice requesting that the receiver provide their social insurance number. The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Department of Justice did not place these calls. If you have received […]

by pnationtalk on July 23, 201929 Views

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Media Advisory: Sacred Eagle Feather ceremony

23 July 2019 EDITOR’S NOTE: A ceremony and reception will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, at Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton, to celebrate the partnership between First Nations and the provincial government to introduce the Eagle Feather into New Brunswick’s court system. Elders will be gifting sacred Eagle Feathers during […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201965 Views

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Court petition filed to appoint receiver for Yukon Zinc

The Government of Yukon has filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Yukon seeking the appointment of a receiver to act for Yukon Zinc Corporation at the Wolverine mine site. This action is to move forward on several outstanding issues with the mine’s owner. These issues include financial security owed and non-compliance related to […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201947 Views

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Mohawks of Akwesasne face discrimination at border crossing says class-action suit – APTN News

July 18, 2019 A proposed class-action lawsuit led by plaintiff Kanawakeron Jody Swamp, alleges Mohawk residents of Akwesasne face “systemic discrimination” as they are forced to go through a border crossing to access the rest of Canada. The lawsuit alleges the Canada Border Services Agency and the Attorney General of Canada have turned a blind […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201947 Views

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Sixties Scoop lawsuit settlement information session held in Lambton County – CTV News

July 16, 2019 The Sixties Scoop Class-Action settlement information sessions made a stop in Point Edward on Tuesday. The session attracted nine people from the area looking for information about whether they’re eligible and how to apply. An estimated 20,000 claimants will share $750 million. Eligible recipients are expected to receive between $25,000 and $50,000. […]

by pnationtalk on July 17, 201949 Views

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Operating in the dark’: How much detail courts get in child protection cases depends on where you live – CBC

In Manitoba, lack of information make it difficult to work on solutions: lawyer Jul 14, 2019 Little is revealed at the outset of Manitoba child protection cases about why kids are taken into care, a recent CBC investigation into child protection court found — but lawyers in two other provinces say that’s not the case […]

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Ontario and Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag Working Together to Support Indigenous Children, Youth and Families

Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag designated as an Indigenous Children’s Aid Society July 10, 2019 Keene — Today, Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services officially announced the designation of Dnaagdawenmag Binnoojiiyag as an Indigenous Children’s Aid Society. The announcement reaffirms a commitment to work together to improve outcomes and opportunities for Indigenous children and youth […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201952 Views

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N.W.T. Foster Family Coalition head shortlisted for national award – CBC

Tammy Roberts is one of 6 finalists for Stand Up for Kids National Award, which comes with $75K in grants Jul 03, 2019 The executive director of the Foster Family Coalition of the Northwest Territories is one of six finalists for a national award that “recognizes extraordinary Canadians whose efforts have improved the lives of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201957 Views

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2 Wolastoqey bands sue federal government over access to snow crab fishery – CBC

First Nations have been fighting for rights to fish snow crab for almost 25 years Two First Nations in New Brunswick have filed a lawsuit against the Canadian government over access to the lucrative commercial snow crab fishery. Tobique and Madawaska First Nations are seeking permanent access to snow crab fishing and damages for lost […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 201938 Views

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NL Government: New Children, Youth and Families Act Becomes Law

New legislation that ensures the protection and care of children and youth comes into effect today (Friday, June 28). The new Children, Youth and Families Act which replaces the Children and Youth Care and Protection Act, is child and youth-centred, family-focused and culturally responsive. The new Act enhances the focus on maintaining children and youth […]

by pnationtalk on July 2, 201936 Views

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Indigenous groups in Peru are suing government over oil, mining plans – and winning – Net Newsledger

June 28, 2019 Victories that could make it harder for companies to secure permits in the Andean country, a major minerals producer LIMA, PERU (Reuters) – Indigenous groups in Peru are turning to the courts with a new legal strategy for keeping mining and oil projects off their lands, racking up victories that could make […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201961 Views

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SK Government: Sweet Dreams Creating Better Futures For Families

June 27, 2019 Today, Social Services Minister Paul Merriman joined families, community members and investors in Saskatoon to celebrate the success of Canada’s first Social Impact Bond – Sweet Dreams – which provides an alternative to children coming into care of the ministry. The program provides a supported living environment for at-risk mothers, and has […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201973 Views

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The Application Deadline for the Sixties Scoop Class Action is August 30, 2019

MONTREAL, June 27, 2019 – Information sessions on the Sixties Scoop settlement individual payment application process currently underway in Canada have been held across the country since December 2018. As the August 30, 2019 application deadline fast approaches, Collectiva, the claims administrator, can confirm that it has reached a great number of people who fit the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019176 Views

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Indigenous couple accused of neglect shares audio recording of meeting with ministry after baby seized – CityNews Vancouver

Jun 27, 2019 KAMLOOPS (NEWS 1130) – We’re getting a better idea of what happened when social workers seized an Indigenous newborn in Kamloops earlier this month, “Baby H.” APTN — which broke the story — has published an audio recording of a meeting between the father, the baby’s maternal grandmother, and Ministry of Child […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2019178 Views

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Inside Manitoba’s child protection court, where families learn their fate in 10 minutes – CBC

Once CFS is involved, families go to child protection court to determine next steps Jun 27, 2019 On any given Monday morning on the fourth floor of the Winnipeg Law Courts, parents are shuffled in and out of a small courtroom to learn the fate of their family unit. Outside, the rows of green chairs […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201965 Views

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Nunavut judge rejects luxury outfitter’s constitutional challenge – Nunatsiaq News

25 June, 2019 Licensing requirement no threat to Inuit activities, court finds An Ontario-based luxury tour operator facing four charges under the Nunavut Wildlife Act has lost a bid to get the charges tossed out on the grounds that the law they’re accused of breaking infringes on Inuit hunting rights and violates the constitution. Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201985 Views

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FNLC Demands Fundamental Change in MFCD Treatment of First Nations Children and Youth

June 20, 2019 Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver: The First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC) is disturbed by the findings in an Auditor General report released today, which found that the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) has failed to protect the lives and the rights of First Nations children and youth in their care. The report from the Office […]

by pnationtalk on June 20, 201952 Views

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B.C. First Nation plans legal challenge over Trans Mountain decision – kamloopsmatters

A British Columbia First Nation is promising a legal challenge of the federal government’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion while the premier says his government will continue to defend the province’s lands and waters. Environment Minister George Heyman told a news conference Tuesday that tens of thousands of jobs and billions of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201947 Views

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Government not effectively overseeing contracted residential services (OAGBC

June 19, 2019 VICTORIA – The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a new report: Oversight of Contracted Residential Services for Children and Youth in Care. Overall, the Ministry of Children and Family Development was not providing effective oversight of contracted residential services. “Children and youth in care may not be […]

by pnationtalk on June 19, 201978 Views

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Court denies First Nation’s bid to overturn Kenora casino plan (2 Photos) – Tbnewswatch.com

The Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation partnered with the losing bidder. TORONTO — A Divisional Court ruling has dealt a blow to the efforts of a Kenora-area First Nation to establish a casino on its reserve. Wauzhushk Onigum Nation went to court in Toronto in April seeking a judicial review of the process that led to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201940 Views

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Ottawa spent $2.26 million fighting B.C. biologist and First Nation in court over fish farm virus – Toronto Star

May 29, 2019 VANCOUVER—The Canadian government spent nearly $2.3 million fighting a marine biologist and First Nation in court in an effort to avoid having to test for a contagious virus in dozens of fish farms along British Columbia’s coast, Star Vancouver has found. Alex Morton has been a thorn in the federal government and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 201994 Views

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Blueberry First Nations back in court over industrial development – EnergeticCity.ca

May 26, 2019 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Blueberry First Nation will continue their court case against the Province of B.C. starting Monday. The provincial government announced in October of 2018 that they had reached an agreement with the Blueberry River First Nations to further adjourn a pending Treaty infringement lawsuit until April 29, […]

by pnationtalk on May 27, 201962 Views

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Respect for First Nations Rights is Essential to Canada’s Economy, Says AFN National Chief Bellegarde in Wake of BC Court of Appeal Decision

May 25, 2019 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says economic certainty can only be achieved when First Nations rights, title and jurisdiction are respected and upheld, including the standard of free, prior and informed consent. The National Chief made the comments following the decision by the British Columbia […]

by pmnationtalk on May 27, 2019213 Views

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B.C. Appeal Court ruling: Premier Kenney

May 24, 2019 Premier Jason Kenney issued the following statement on the B.C. Court of Appeal ruling on shipments of heavy oil through British Columbia: “British Columbia’s highest court has spoken, unanimously, and the time for obstruction of the TMX pipeline is now over. I look forward to working with B.C. and the federal government […]

by aanationtalk on May 24, 201979 Views

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Statement: Attorney General’s statement on decision from B.C. Court of Appeal

May 24, 2019 VICTORIA – David Eby, Attorney General, has issued the following statement in response to the judgment by the British Columbia Court of Appeal on B.C.’s reference case: “We thank the B.C. Court of Appeal for considering this reference. Our government said from the outset that we would stand up for British Columbia’s […]

by aanationtalk on May 24, 2019118 Views

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Stung by derailed negotiations with B.C., Blueberry River First Nations return to court – The Narwhal

Three-quarters of the nation’s territory lies within 250 metres of an industrial disturbance. A potentially precedent-setting court case on this ‘death by a thousand cuts’ could disrupt B.C.’s multi-billion dollar natural gas industry After almost a year of negotiations with the province, a northern B.C. First Nation is returning to court on May 27 — […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201988 Views

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Federal judge rejects flooded First Nation’s calls for more home construction – Winnipeg Free Press

OTTAWA — A federal judge has rejected calls by a First Nation evacuated during the 2011 Interlake flood diversion to have Ottawa provide double the number of houses that were washed away. In a ruling obtained by the Free Press, a federal judge said First Nations can expect Ottawa only to restore a reserve’s housing […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201985 Views

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First Nation tells court it should have been consulted after artifacts found – EnergeticCity.ca

May 10, 2019 HOUSTON, B.C. – Members of a northern British Columbia First Nation are arguing in court that they should have been consulted on an archaeological mitigation plan prepared by a natural gas company on their traditional territory. The Unist’ot’en house group of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and hereditary chief Knedebeas filed an application […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201966 Views

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Dispute over E&N rail line headed to court May 13 – Lake Cowichan Gazette

Snaw-Naw-As First Nation wants rail land back May. 8, 2019 The Island Corridor Foundation is hoping the Snaw-Naw-As (Nanoose) First Nation’s lawsuit over the E&N rail line can be resolved before it goes before the courts on May 13. ICF co-chairman Phil Kent said it’s in the best interests of both parties to settle the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2019149 Views

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Government of Canada announces appointments to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada

From: Department of Justice Canada News release May 3, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Honourable Harjit Singh Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today announced appointments to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada under section 234(2)(b) of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201972 Views

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B.C. Appeal Court says American Indigenous man has right to hunt in Canada – Global News

May 3, 2019 The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld an American Indigenous man’s right to hunt in Canada because his ancestors traditionally did so. Richard Desautel was originally charged under the Wildlife Act with hunting without a licence and hunting big game while not a resident of B.C. after he shot and killed an […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201975 Views

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Extinct’ Canadian First Nation wins in court again – CBC

B.C. Court of Appeal upholds Sinixt rights May 02, 2019 A First Nation declared extinct by the federal government over 60 years ago has won yet another court battle to have its existence recognized — this one in the province’s highest court. The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld Rick Desautel’s right to hunt in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201999 Views

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Supreme Court will not hear Quebec community’s case seeking Métis rights – CBC

Group says court’s dismissal of application is not ‘a denial of our rights or our existence as a community’ May 02, 2019 The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear the appeal of a Quebec group seeking recognition of Métis rights to occupy hunting camps on public lands. Brought forth by lead plaintiff GhislainCorneau and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2019134 Views

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Ontario’s Government for the People Taking Action to Build Better Child Protection System

Ontario Ombudsman will assume investigation responsibilities to better protect and help province’s most vulnerable children May 1, 2019 Ontario’s government is keeping children safe by expanding and enhancing oversight of the child protection and residential services systems. Today, the Office of the Ontario Ombudsman will assume all investigative functions of the Provincial Advocate for Children […]

by ahnationtalk on May 1, 201963 Views

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(SK) Advocate for Children and Youth Tables 2018 Annual Report

REGINA – The Saskatchewan Advocate for Children and Youth, Corey O’Soup, tabled his third annual report in the Legislative Assembly today. The report showcases the Advocate’s work this year, along with the innovative actions and practices that are currently providing supports to children, youth and their families across the province. With a focus on mental […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201992 Views

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Quebec community looks to the Supreme Court of Canada for recognition of Métis rights – CBC

No court has yet recognized any Métis community east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Apr 28, 2019 It’s been over a decade since Ghislain Corneau first brought his fight to the Quebec courts seeking recognition of constitutional rights-bearing Métis to occupy hunting camps on public lands, and now he is waiting to hear if the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 201980 Views

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Closing arguments in Ontario carbon tax court battle coming today – CBC

4 day hearing of constitutional challenge to federal carbon tax comes to a close Thursday Apr 18, 2019 Lawyers for the federal and Ontario government’s are back in court on Thursday to present closing arguments in an ongoing hearing over the controversial carbon tax. Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives launched a constitutional challenge, arguing that the Ottawa […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 2019101 Views

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Meet other groups speaking up in court about Doug Ford’s fight against the carbon tax – CBC

Lawyers for environmental, Indigenous and taxpayers groups will make arguments on Day 3 Apr 17, 2019 Lawyers for the governments led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Doug Ford aren’t the only ones arguing about the federal carbon tax in a Toronto courtroom this week. On day three of the province’s legal challenge, a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 17, 201966 Views

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