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Class Proceedings Fund welcomes John P. Brown

January 15, 2020 The Class Proceedings Fund is pleased to announce the appointment of John P. Brown to its Class Proceedings Committee. Mr. Brown was a senior partner in McCarthy Tétrault’s Litigation Group and a member of the firm’s National Class Action Group up until January 2020. As senior counsel, Mr. Brown’s practice focused on […]

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January 19, 2020 The RCMP set up an exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory. RCMP set up checkpoint restricting access in Wet’suwet’en territory amid clash over pipeline | CBC News Legal complaints filed against RCMP exclusion zone in Wet’suwet’en territory | Daily Hive Horgan says ‘rule of law applies,’ LNG pipeline will proceed despite opposition – […]

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Opinion: Increase Indigenous awareness training in U of T’s faculty of law – The Varsity

Critiques of stereotyping reveal from gaps in Indigenous awareness training Last month, first-year U of T law students criticized a final assignment for using “racial stereotypes” of Indigenous peoples. The assignment featured a hypothetical situation where Indigenous children were taken out of the care of parents with substance use disorder and placed in foster care […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202023 Views

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Indigenous ceremonies at B.C. school did not interfere with family’s religious beliefs, judge rules – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 16, 2020 A B.C. Supreme Court justice has ruled a smudging ceremony and a dance held at a public elementary school were an admirable effort to teach children about Indigenous beliefs and did not violate the Charter’s protections on freedom of religion. As part of an effort to acquaint students with Indigenous culture and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202050 Views

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New Federal Act Recognizes Indigenous Jurisdiction over Child and Family Services, with some Limits – Lexology

On January 1, 2020, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families (the “Act”) came into force. This Act establishes national principles to be applied to all First Nation, Inuit, and Métis children who are in the child and family services system and also allows Indigenous rights and title holders to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202055 Views

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January 12, 2020 In the News Wet’suwet’en solidarity actions were held across the country. Nationwide Wet’suwet’en solidarity demonstrations – APTN News Open Letter from the BCCLA on the Injunction Granted to Coastal GasLink Wet’suwet’en Jurisdiction and Governance Must be Upheld – UBCIC For the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan peoples, justice has been denied. What else is new? – Globe […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202037 Views

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BC set to open seventh Indigenous court – The Lawyer’s Daily

January 13, 2020 B.C. will see its newest Indigenous court open in the spring, and the provincial attorney general says the move is a step towards creating a justice system that is more respectful of Indigenous needs and practices. The province’s first Indigenous court was established in New Westminster in 2006, with the seventh iteration […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202085 Views

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The Supreme Court Of British Columbia Failed To Consider The Fundamental Principle Of Reconciliation In The Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd. V. Huson

THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA FAILED TO CONSIDER THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE OF RECONCILIATION IN THE COASTAL GASLINK PIPELINE LTD. V. HUSON OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (“IBA”) is of the view that the Supreme Court of British Columbia failed to consider the fundamental principle of reconciliation in the Coastal GasLink […]

by pmnationtalk on January 13, 2020210 Views

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What the Wet’suwet’en case says about how Canadian courts address Indigenous law – CTVNews

About 30 years before the Wet’suwet’en First Nation faced the possibility of a natural gas pipeline through its territory, members fought a different battle in court. Lawyer Peter Grant, who represented the Wet’suwet’en and neighbouring Gitxsan First Nation, reportedly called an elder as a witness and asked her to sing a death song. The 1991 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202052 Views

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IJD & Debwewin Summer Program Information Session

January 27, 2020 In February 2013, the First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries Report, authored by former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci, was released. Justice Iacobucci recommended, inter alia, the creation of an intensive summer education program that would see Ontario law students working on justice issues in and with Indigenous communities. In 2014 the Debwewin […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 202071 Views

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Canada’s Indigenous child welfare legislation is now in force. Check out this policy primer on the new law. Federal Indigenous child welfare Bill C-92 kicks in – now what? – APTN News Indigenous Services Minister says he won’t engage in finger pointing with provinces over child-welfare bill – Globe and Mail Federal minister says overhaul of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202054 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Crown title – Consultation and accommodation – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by the First Nation from a decision dismissing its application for judicial review of the Province’s decision to sell Crown land comprising a golf course and resort. Since the appellant had previously given notice to the Province that it intended to bring a claim for Aboriginal title to all of Prince Edward Island, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202093 Views

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BC Government: 26 lawyers recognized with Queen’s counsel designation

Dec. 17, 2019 VICTORIA – The recipients of the honorary title of Queen’s counsel (QC) for 2019 have been announced. “We recognize the recipients of the Queen’s counsel title for their excellent performance and dedication to the legal system,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “I congratulate these exceptional lawyers and thank them for their contributions […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2019108 Views

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Banishing by the Rules: Case Comment on Solomon v. Garden River First Nation – First Peoples Law

December 17, 2019 Several of our clients have asked us about the status of the law in Canada on banishing individuals from reserves. The following is a summary of the recent decision in Solomon v. Garden River First Nation on this issue. The decision is significant because it demonstrates the importance of ensuring that First […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 2019144 Views

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University of Toronto assignment becomes lightning rod in debate over Indigenous legal education – Law Times

‘Sometimes it feels like Indigenous students have an extra unofficial class each semester . . . . having ‘Indigenous 101’ conversations with classmates and faculty’ An assignment criticized for its portrayal of Indigenous stereotypes has become a flashpoint at the University of Toronto law school, students say. The memo-writing exercise for first-year students made headlines […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201980 Views

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December 15, 2019 In the News The Trans Mountain pipeline project remains front and centre. Federal government hiding true cost of Trans Mountain Pipeline – Stand Earth Nations Divided: Mapping Canada’s pipeline battle – Aljazeera Don’t ask Trans Mountain’s owner-operator for a cost estimate or timeline – National Observer Completing Trans Mountain expansion among top priorities in natural […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201965 Views

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Indigenous intercultural competency education ‘fundamental’ for lawyers in B.C.: law society VP – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 11, 2019 Hot on the heels of the B.C. government’s plans to bring its laws into harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the provincial law society has made it a future requirement for all lawyers in the province to take a course on Indigenous intercultural competency aimed […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201997 Views

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December 8, 2019 In the News The AFN Special Chiefs Assembly was held in Ottawa. ‘Reconciliation is not just words’: B.C. Premier Horgan speaks to the Assembly of First Nations – Global News Perry Bellegarde says national focus needed on suicide crisis among Indigenous youth – Globe and Mail Jody Wilson-Raybould to push for Indigenous rights recognition […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201970 Views

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Law Society adopts Indigenous intercultural competency training

December 06, 2019 The Law Society’s governing board of Benchers has determined that lawyer competence includes knowledge of the history of Aboriginal-Crown relations, the history and legacy of residential schools and specific legislation regarding Indigenous peoples of Canada. Beginning in 2021, all practising lawyers in BC will be required to take an Indigenous intercultural competency […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201970 Views

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Lawyer competence includes knowledge of Indigenous-Crown history: B.C. law society – CTV News

December 9, 2019 VANCOUVER — The Law Society of British Columbia has moved to require Indigenous cultural competency training for all practising lawyers in the province, in response to gaps in legal education that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission identified. “Lawyers and the law created a justice system that discriminates against Indigenous people,” said Law […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 201987 Views

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New B.C. Indigenous rights legislation called ‘crucial step’ toward reconciliation – The Lawyer’s Daily

December 06, 2019 British Columbia is entering a new phase in its relationship with its First Nations following the adoption of a bill to align its laws with the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and legal observers are saying, despite the fact that the legislation leaves some […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201989 Views

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Focus on improving our communities – CBA National

Women’s empowerment events need to take a different approach. The pancakes and waffles were the last straw. News broke recently about a 2018 “Power-Presence-Purpose” event for women executives at Ernst & Young where, among other sexist lessons, attendees were told that women’s brains were like pancakes, but men’s were like waffles: “Women’s brains absorb information […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201963 Views

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Sask. homicide rates among highest in Canada: StatsCan – CTV News

December 2, 2019 REGINA — Saskatchewan has the second highest homicide rate in the country according to a new report by Statistics Canada. The report is based on police-reported homicides in 2018. Last year, Saskatchewan saw the highest rate of firearm-related homicides in the country with 1.03 per 100,000. This is up from 0.87 per […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 2019102 Views

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In the News The Federal Court heard Canada’s challenge to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal’s compensation order for First Nations children. Webcast of Federal Court Hearings – Federal Court Ottawa formally criticizes Indigenous-children compensation ruling – National Observer Compensation owed for suffering of First Nations children – Star Phoenix Vancouver rally shows support of tribunal ruling to compensate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201978 Views

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Treaty Commission celebrates provincial Indigenous rights legislation aligning BC laws with international standards

November 28, 2019 VANCOUVER – Today history was made when Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act), received Royal Assent in the BC Legislature. This historic law makes BC the first province or territory in Canada to enact legislation that implements the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201994 Views

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UNDRIP bill becomes law in BC after it fails federally – APTN News

November 28, 2019 British Columbia became the first jurisdiction in Canada to formally enshrine the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into law. The province’s Lieutenant Governor Janet Austin gave the bill royal assent in a ceremony Thursday morning in Victoria. Indigenous leaders were ecstatic about the event. Chief Don Tom, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2019110 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association Applauds the Unanimous Passing of Bill 41 by British Columbian Lawmakers

Ottawa, Ontario [November 27, 2019] – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (“IBA”) is commending the leadership and efforts of the government of British Colombia in unanimously passing Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act on November 26, 2019. British Columbia’s historic Bill 41 is the first jurisdiction to explicitly bring […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201947 Views

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CBABC applauds unanimous passing of BC Indigenous human rights legislation

November 27, 2019 Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch (CBABC) congratulates the BC Legislature on unanimously passing Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples act. In its 2017 platform paper, An Agenda for Justice, CBABC called on the provincial government to recognize aboriginal justice systems in a manner consistent […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201967 Views

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Why B.C.’s Indigenous rights bill is ‘impractically broad’ and inconsistent with Canadian law – Financial Post

The main issue with Bill 41 appears to be whether the legislation gives First Nations a veto on resource projects British Columbia’s Bill 41, aimed at implementing the Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into provincial legislation is — depending on one’s perspective — either a forward-looking framework that will provide much-needed […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 2019209 Views

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More economic injustice for Indigenous people as result of Van der Peet | Angelique EagleWoman – The Lawyer’s Daily

November 28, 2019 Author’s note: In the first part of this two-part series, I discussed how courts have exacerbated Indigenous poverty by falsely redefining pre-contact economic activity and thereby limiting economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples. It is important to note that all of the decisions discussed involved criminal charges brought against Indigenous peoples engaged in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2019127 Views

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uOttawa Faculty of Law receives $1 Million to support Indigenous Learners

Indigenous learners in the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) will have access to $1 M in scholarships, bursaries and emergency funding thanks to the generous support of an anonymous donor. The gift will be used to support Indigenous learners in various ways: Most of the funding will be devoted towards three-year entrance scholarships, and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201942 Views

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November 24, 2019 Sipekne’katik and Millbrook First Nations approved a Specific Claim settlement in Mi’kmaq territory. Indigenous land claim stretching back to Halifax Explosion settled | The Guardian 2 N.S. First Nations settle century-old land dispute with Ottawa | CBC News Mining and the duty to consult were front and centre in Saskatchewan. First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 201980 Views

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Province Announces Appointment of New Provincial Court Judge

November 22, 2019 The Manitoba government has appointed Stacy Cawley as a provincial court judge to serve in Winnipeg, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Judges in the provincial court play one of the most important roles in Manitoba’s justice system,” said Cullen.  “I believe Ms. Cawley will perform this role to the highest standard […]

by ahnationtalk on November 22, 2019100 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – Bruce McIvor

November 17, 2019 Trans Mountain pipeline litigation continues to top the headlines. B.C. First Nation reverses decision, signs up for piece of Trans Mountain expansion project – APTN News Two B.C. First Nations drop out of court challenge, sign deals with Trans Mountain – Globe and Mail Jurisdiction over utilities is a hot topic in BC. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 2019100 Views

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BC Prosecution Service: Media Statement – Appointment of Special Prosecutor

Victoria – The BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) announced today that on February 22, 2019, Michael Klein QC was appointed Special Prosecutor following receipt by the BCPS of a Report to Crown Counsel (RCC) relating to sexual offences alleged to have occurred in and around Prince George in 1974. The suspect identified in the report was […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2019137 Views

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Bill 41: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act – First Peoples Law

November 14, 2019 On October 24th, the Government of British Columbia introduced Bill 41 – 2019: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. If passed, the new legislation will require the Province to embark on a process of legislative reform to ensure that provincial laws are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2019131 Views

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Ruling on peremptory challenges a ‘measured response’: Indigenous Bar Association – The Lawyer’s Daily

November 13, 2019 An Ontario Superior Court judge’s ruling that the elimination of peremptory challenges violates an accused’s Charter rights has prompted mixed reactions from the Indigenous Bar Association (IBA), the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) and members of the profession over its impact on the court system and the potential to influence other jurisdictions. In […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201993 Views

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Media Advisory – Law Society of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario host special event on Louis Riel Day

TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2019  – Every year on November 16, Canadians commemorate the life and work of Louis Riel, a dedicated Métis leader and a visionary. To mark this occasion, the Law Society of Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario will be hosting a special event entitled “From Powley to Self-Government” at Osgoode Hall […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2019163 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association Applauds the Efforts of First Nations and Government of British Columbia To Make History as The First Jurisdiction to Adopt Undrip As A Framework for Reconciliation

The Indigenous Bar Association Applauds the Efforts of First Nations and Government of British Columbia To Make History as The First Jurisdiction to Adopt Undrip As A Framework for Reconciliation OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association applauds the tabling of the co-developed Bill 41, Declaration  of  the  Rights  of  Indigenous  Peoples  Act,  which  will  […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2019226 Views

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The Indigeous Bar Association Is Honoured To Designate Romeo Saganash as Honourary IBA Member at Our 31st Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario

The Indigeous Bar Association Is Honoured To Designate Romeo Saganash as Honourary IBA Member at Our 31st Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association is honoured to designate Cree lawyer, diplomat and outgoing Member of Parliament, Romeo Saganash as an Honourary Member of the Indigenous Bar Association at our 31st […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2019140 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association Designates Justice Leonard (Tony) Mandamin As A Member of The Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel

The Indigenous Bar Association Designates Justice Leonard (Tony) Mandamin As A Member of The Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association in Canada (“IBA”) is honoured to designate Justice Leonard (Tony) Mandamin as a member of the Indigenous Peoples’ Counsel (“IPC”) at our 31st Annual Conference in Ottawa. Justice Mandamin is an […]

by pmnationtalk on November 8, 2019200 Views

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The Indigenous Bar Association Applauds the Efforts of First Nations and Government of British Columbia To Make History as The First Jurisdiction to Adopt Undrip As A Framework for Reconciliation

The Indigenous Bar Association Applauds the Efforts of First Nations and Government of British Columbia To Make History as The First Jurisdiction to Adopt Undrip As A Framework for Reconciliation OTTAWA, ON – The Indigenous Bar Association applauds the tabling of the co-developed Bill 41, Declaration  of  the  Rights  of  Indigenous  Peoples  Act,  which  will  […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 2019197 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – Bruce McIvor

November 3, 2019 In the News The “grassroots grandmothers” were in Halifax court challenging an injunction in Mi’kmaq territory. Mi’kmaw lawyer wants Alton to stop work until court injunction is decided – Ku’ku’kwes News Also in Nova Scotia, the “conquered peoples” argument made a return to the headlines. Nova Scotia premier still refusing to disclose […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 201988 Views

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Why a UN declaration on Indigenous rights has struggled to become Canadian law – Global News

November 2, 2019 For nearly a decade, Canada refused to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The country, under former prime minister Stephen Harper, was one of four in the world to hold back — 144 other nations accepted it. The UN declaration, which was eventually adopted by the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2019119 Views

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LSO: Access to Justice Week 2019

October 28, 2019, 10:00AM to November 01, 2019 5:00PM The Action Group on Access to Justice kicks off its 4th annual Access to Justice Week on October 28 with five unique and compelling public sessions. This year’s theme is “deepening the A2J conversation.” Panel discussions and workshops will focus on Indigenous justice, returns on justice […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201987 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – Bruce McIvor

In the News The BC government tabled its UNDRIP legislation. Celebrations as BC Government Moves to Adopt UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights | The Tyee B.C. Indigenous rights law aims to make First Nations full participants – APTN News Unravelling B.C.’s landmark legislation on Indigenous rights | The Narwhal Power-sharing bill is giving First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201976 Views

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Indigenous human rights recognized in B.C. law with new legislation

Oct. 24, 2019 VICTORIA – Legislation introduced Oct. 24, 2019, creates a path forward to recognize and uphold the human rights of Indigenous peoples in B.C. “Today’s legislation is a crucial step towards true and lasting reconciliation,” said Premier John Horgan. “With this new law, Indigenous peoples will be part of the decisions that affect […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2019142 Views

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Access to justice week agenda: Indigenous law, legal aid funds, big data and self-reps – Law Times

21 Oct 2019 The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) will hold its fourth access to justice week from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1. A2J Week is an annual series of events that features panel discussions and workshops with experts engaged in improving access to justice. It is funded by the Law Foundation of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2019113 Views

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Aboriginal Law Report – Bruce McIvor

October 20, 2019 This week’s edition includes land claims, Treaty interpretation, the duty to consult, cannabis, intellectual property, UNDRIP, and more. In the News A joint legal action is underway over the right to safe drinking water. First Nations announce a coordinated legal and political campaign to confirm human right to safe drinking water – Newswire […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 201997 Views

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MB Government: Province Seizes Over 310,000 Contraband Cigarettes

October 18, 2019 Manitoba Finance’s Taxation Special Investigations Unit, along with members of the RCMP, the Ontario Ministry of Finance’s Compliance Branch and the Treaty Three Police Service, recently completed joint contraband tobacco enforcements at the Manitoba/Ontario provincial boundary. As a result, 52 individuals face a variety of charges under The Manitoba Tobacco Tax Act, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 201977 Views

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