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BC Supreme Court refuses exemption from mediation for Aboriginal fishing rights claim

Canada - August 31 2015 The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently released a decision in Matsqui First Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 BCSC 1409, that has…

Co-authors: Charles F. Willms.


BC Supreme Court confirms no freestanding government duty to negotiate

Canada - October 2 2014 In Sam v. British Columbia, 2014 BCSC 1783, the British Columbia Supreme Court confirmed that the federal and provincial governments (the Crown) are…

Co-authors: Kevin O’Callaghan.


National Energy Board Act amendments impose timelines for project approval

Canada - July 20 2012 Royal Assent was recently granted to amendments to the National Energy Board Act and related legislation as part of changes to environmental legislation under Bill C38, The Jobs, Growth and LongTerm Prosperity Act.

Co-authors: Kevin O’Callaghan.


New Canadian Environmental Assessment Act streamlines assessment process

Canada - July 20 2012 The new Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 ("CEAA2012") replaces the former legislation, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, S.C. 1992, c. 37.

Co-authors: Kevin O’Callaghan.


Fisheries Act amendments come in waves

Canada - July 20 2012 Royal Assent was recently granted to amendments to the Fisheries Act.

Co-authors: Kevin O’Callaghan.

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