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Are First Nation Shared Decision-Making and Collaboration Agreements being used illegally?

Canada - August 10 2022 In recent years the province of British Columbia has increasingly focused on reaching “non-treaty agreements” with Indigenous groups. Unlike treaties…

Joan M. Young

Will BC’s UNDRIP action plan create compliance challenges under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK Bribery Act or the Criminal Code of Canada?

Canada, United Kingdom, USA - June 15 2021 Government news releases issued on a Friday are known to receive the least attention - and thus warrant the most scrutiny. On Friday, June 11, 2021…

Timothy Cullen, Guy Pinsonnault

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…

Joan M. Young

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…

Joan M. Young

A Thunderbolt Decision on Métis Rights: Daniels v Canada (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)

Canada - April 28 2016 The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision in Daniels represents a powerful form of judicial activism. While technically pronouncing only on a…

Timothy John Murphy