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Moving Towards Sustainability and Public Interest: Federal Government Introduces the Impact Assessment Act

Canada - February 9 2018 On February 8, 2018, the federal government introduced the Impact Assessment Act (“IAA” or “Act”), federal legislation to replace Canada’s current...

Peter Brady, Joanna Rosengarten.


Indigenous Interests in Focus - Impact Assessment Act introduces substantive measures for a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples

Canada - February 9 2018 On February 8, 2018, the federal government introduced Bill C-69, Part 1 of which tables the Impact Assessment Act (IAA), proposed federal legislation...

Bryn Gray, Madeleine Hawkins.


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...

Paul R. Cassidy, 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...

Paul R. Cassidy, 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...

Paul R. Cassidy.