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Angling for Reconciliation: An Overview of Indigenous-related Amendments to the Fisheries Act

Canada - February 7 2018 On February 6, 2018, the federal government announced proposed amendments to the Fisheries Act (the Act), as we summarized here. In furtherance of the...

Stephanie Axmann, Selina Lee-Andersen.


Back to the Future? Federal Government Introduces Amendments to Fisheries Act: Initial Thoughts

Canada - February 6 2018 On February 6, 2018, the federal government announced amendments to the Fisheries Act (the “Act”) aimed at restoring what it describes as ‘lost...

Stephanie Axmann, Selina Lee-Andersen.


First Nation ordered to produce private agreements with industry - update on Blueberry River First Nations Treaty 8 infringement proceedings

Canada - January 29 2018 In 2015, Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) commenced a significant treaty infringement claim against the Province of British Columbia. BRFN claims...

Stephanie Axmann.


Failure to Disclose: In Finding Negligent Misrepresentation, BC Supreme Court Holds that Potential Contamination on a Property Gives Rise to Stigma

Canada - August 28 2017 In a recent decision of the BC Supreme Court (the Court), the purchasers of a residential property in Victoria were awarded damages when the Court...

Elizabeth Steele, Selina Lee-Andersen.


To Regulate or Not to Regulate: BC Environmental Appeal Board Confirms that Provincial and Municipal Laws Designed to Regulate Air Emissions Do Not Impede on Federal Jurisdiction

Canada - May 24 2017 A decision released by the British Columbia Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) on May 12, 2017 has clarified the relationship between federal lands and...

Selina Lee-Andersen.