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Canada: Duty To Consult Requires A Potentially Material Adverse Effect – Mondaq News Alerts

On April 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed, with costs, an application for leave to appeal the PEI Court of Appeal’s decision in Mi’kmaq of P.E.I. v. Province of P.E.I. et. al. (Mill River)1. Mill River, released in November 2019, offered a fresh and helpful perspective on the Crown’s duty to consult. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202048 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Challenges Premier’s Understanding Of Law

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES PREMIER’S UNDERSTANDING OF LAW April 10, 2020 By Alexandria Winterburn, Member-at-large and Brooks Arcand-Paul, Vice President Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the proposed federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) implies Premier Pallister has a callow and concerning understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on April 14, 202042 Views

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Reaching out – CBA National

A look at initiatives – old and new – to increase diversity in Canadian law schools. Law school is a major life decision for most young people. Role models in one’s community can help to inform the process. Formally launched in January, Black Future Lawyers is a shared initiative of the University of Toronto Faculty […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202036 Views

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Halifax hosts annual Canadian Association of Black Lawyers conference – HalifaxToday.ca

A roster of speakers from this province and elsewhere has been put together for the conference This year in Ottawa, the Canadian Bar Association addressed diversity and inclusion in its own organization and in the legal profession. A motion was passed without debate defining diversity, as the bar association sees it, at the group’s annual […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201964 Views

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Top legal official contradicts Higgs on duty to consult to First Nations – CBC

Deputy attorney-general says ‘the duty to consult is quite clear’ after premier called it vague Oct 11, 2019 The top official in charge of the province’s legal battles has contradicted Premier Blaine Higgs on the duty to consult Indigenous people on resource projects. Earlier this year, Higgs expressed frustration over the legal requirement for consultations, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201981 Views

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Nova Scotia Chiefs Respond to New Federal Law Respecting First Nations Children, Youth & Families

June 28, 2019 The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (Assembly) are pleased with Canada’s decision on Bill C-92 which has now become the first federal law in the area of child welfare – an Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families. Today, the Federal Government has begun to acknowledge that […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2019133 Views

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Protest injunctions must indicate presence of journalists, lawyers say following appeal decision – The Lawyer’s Daily

April 04, 2019 Those requesting injunctions against protests must act in “good faith” by identifying to the court any working journalists covering such events, says the lawyer of a Newfoundland reporter cleared of civil contempt for being at an illegal Indigenous demonstration. On March 28 the Court of Appeal and Newfoundland and Labrador dismissed a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 2019162 Views

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Schulich Law to host Kawaskimhon Moot for the first time – Dal News

February 27, 2019 The Schulich School of Law is proud to host this year’s Kawaskimhon National Moot for the first time in the law school’s history. The moot, taking place March 1–3, is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019. Though it started small at the University of Toronto, it now has participants from nearly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 2019129 Views

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Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew

Canada’s Laws Must Respect First Nations Rights: AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Mikisew October 19, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – Following today’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding Mikisew Cree First Nation stating that the federal government does not need to consult with First Nations prior to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2018174 Views

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Hunting and Trapping – Offences and penalties – Hunting with light at night – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 15, 2018 Appeal by the defendants, Paul and Francis, from an appellate decision affirming a conviction under the Wildlife Act. The defendants were Mi’kmaq members of the Eskasoni First Nation with a constitutionally affirmed aboriginal right to hunt for food. They were arrested for hunting for moose at night with the assistance of their […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2018125 Views

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