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Analysis: Courts must uphold Indigenous rights when the Crown denies them – Rabble.ca

October 15, 2018 Last week, after the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament does not have to consult Indigenous communities when drafting new laws, CTV’s Don Martin asked: “Don’t Indigenous groups have the opportunity to express their concerns during the committee hearings that normally happen when the government presents new legislation?” That was a good question, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 20185 Views

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No duty to consult Indigenous groups on federal law making: Supreme Court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 17:37 By Jim Bronskill and Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal ministers drafting legislation do not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday In a decision involving an Alberta First Nation, a majority of the high court said law-making does not amount to Crown conduct […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 20184 Views

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Federal Court confirms legal fees in ’60s Scoop class action lawsuit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 11, 2018 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A Federal Court judge says he doesn’t have the power to reconsider how much the government should pay lawyers who led a successful class-action lawsuit against Canada over the so-called ’60s Scoop. In a decision released this week, Judge Michael Phelan said […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201819 Views

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Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 10, 2018 9:03 TORONTO _ An Ontario judge has struck down the provincial government’s efforts to slash the size of Toronto city council in the middle of an election, saying the move violated constitutional rights. In a decision handed down early Monday morning, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba said Premier Doug Ford and his […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201814 Views

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Victory for First Nations Rights Says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Federal Court Ruling to Halt Construction of Trans Mountain

Victory for First Nations Rights Says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Federal Court Ruling to Halt Construction of Trans Mountain OTTAWA, Aug. 30, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement in response to today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to halt construction of the Trans […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201828 Views

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Toronto votes to challenge Ford government’s council cutting plans in court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 20, 2018  By Paola Loriggio and Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto city council voted Monday to mount a legal challenge against Ontario’s decision to slash the size of the city’s council. The legislation _ known as Bill 5 _ was passed last week and aligns Toronto’s ward map with federal ridings, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 21, 201817 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Intervening in B.C. Government Legal Reference Case on Trans Mountain Pipeline to Ensure Protection for First Nations Rights

Assembly of First Nations Intervening in B.C. Government Legal Reference Case on Trans Mountain Pipeline to Ensure Protection for First Nations Rights August 3, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has been granted intervenor status in the B.C. government’s reference case at the B.C. Court of Appeal regarding the Trans Mountain […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201834 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement: Eabametoong First Nation celebrates victory in overturning Landore mining exploration permit

(Toronto, ON, July 18, 2018) Yesterday, Eabametoong First Nation announced that the Divisional Court of Ontario overturned a drilling exploration permit issued by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Mines, Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs granted to Landore Resources Canada, against Eabametoong’s objections. This decision is an important victory for all First Nation communities who struggle […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201834 Views

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Eabametoong First Nation Celebrates Court Overturning Landore Mining Exploration Permit

Thunder Bay (July 17, 2018): Today the Divisional Court of Ontario overturned a drilling exploration permit issued by the Ontario Ministry of Energy, Mines, Northern Development and Indigenous Affairs. The permit had been granted to Landore Resources Canada in 2016, against Eabametoong’s objections. The Court held that Ontario failed to consult honourably with Eabametoong and […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201825 Views

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NAN: Court Upholds First Nation’s Right to Consultation as Mining Permit Revoked

THUNDER BAY, ON (July 17, 2018): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler applauds Chief Elizabeth Atlookan and Council following today’s ruling that revokes a mining exploration permit due to inadequate consultation with Eabametoong First Nation: “We applaud Chief Atlookan and Council, and are encouraged that the duty to consult and the recognition of […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201824 Views

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