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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, 2019182 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, 2019244 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, 2019264 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, 2019228 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, 2018281 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, 2018218 Views

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This week at the SCC – Canadian Lawyer

October 9, 2018 The Supreme Court of Canada will hear three appeals this week, its first of the fall session. The first two appeals involve charges of sexual assault against Indigenous persons, while the third concerns an alleged Charter breach in a search-and-seizure case. Civil procedure, class actions: While a student at an Indian residential […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2018209 Views

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UNB law graduate named one of Canada’s top legal influencers

September 04, 2018 UNB law graduate Tom Isaac (LLB ’90) has had a profound effect on Canada’s legal landscape. Mr. Isaac, a partner with Vancouver law firm Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP, has been named one of Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential in the corporate commercial category for his work as a national leading authority on Aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 2018229 Views

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ABORIGINAL LANDS – Types – Reserve lands – Exclusive use – The Lawyer’s Daily

August 28, 2018 Application by Toney for exclusive occupation of a family home on reserve lands held by Canada in trust for a First Nation band. Toney was the widow of a former band chief, but not an Indian. They occupied the home for 32 years and spent more than $140,000 of their money in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 2018236 Views

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Legal news Roundup – July 12, 2018 – Canadian Lawyer

Canada Toronto police plan to deploy 200 more officers to priority areas in evening hours to combat gun violence, Toronto Star Hydro One board, CEO Mayo Schmidt step aside, bow to pressure from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Globe and Mail Indigenous leaders turn down invitation to meeting of premiers, CBC news United States Trump claims […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2018270 Views

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