Vaughn Palmer: Blueberry River First Nations triumphs in court over B.C. government – Vancouver Sun

Vaughn Palmer: Blueberry River First Nations triumphs in court over B.C. government – Vancouver Sun

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Jul 01, 2021

“The province has taken up lands to such an extent that there are not sufficient and appropriate lands in the Blueberry claim area to allow for Blueberry’s meaningful exercise of their treaty rights. The province has therefore unjustifiably infringed Blueberry’s treaty rights.” — Justice Emily Burke

VICTORIA — The B.C. government lost a major Indigenous treaty rights case this week with far-reaching implications for natural gas development and the Site C project.

Winning big was the Blueberry River First Nations, whose traditional territory in northeastern B.C. includes the rich-in-natural gas Montney basin.

The decision by Justice Emily Burke runs to 462 pages, backstopped by 160 days of court time and thousands of pages of submissions.

Read More: https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-blueberry-first-nations-triumphs-in-court-over-b-c-government

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