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Duty to Consult does not Apply to all Aboriginal Concerns

Canada - April 11 2017 It is relatively common knowledge that the government has a “duty to consult” aboriginal groups when undertaking actions or making decisions that...

Robin M. Junger, Ruth Nieuwenhuis.


Class Actions Keep on Rollin'

Canada - January 19 2017 The BC Supreme Court recently certified a class action involving allegations that the defendant’s emission control technology designed for diesel...

Dharampreet Dhillon.


Should I stay or should I go? BC Supreme Court Stays Wrongful Dismissal Proceeding

Canada - January 17 2017 The British Columbia Supreme Court recently ordered an interim stay of proceedings pending a determination by the Workers’ Compensation Appeal...

Natalie Cuthill.


Court of Appeal Holds Duty to Consult Does Not Apply to Statutory Interpretation

Canada - January 5 2017 There is a common misconception that the Crown's duty to consult Aboriginal peoples is unstructured and uncertain, and a related misconception that...

Robin M. Junger.


Employee Can't Have Cake and Eat It Too: Court Strikes Employee's Claims for Lack of Jurisdiction

Canada - August 22 2016 The BC Supreme Court recently struck out the majority of the plaintiff's claims on the grounds that the court lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate...

Natalie Cuthill.