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Supreme Court declares Aboriginal title in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia

Canada - June 26 2014 More than 41 years ago, a six-member panel of the Supreme Court of Canada held in Calder v. BC that the concept of Aboriginal title exists under…

Joan M. Young

First Nation challenge based on spiritual interests rejected in Jumbo case

Canada - April 15 2014 On April 3, 2014, the BC Supreme Court issued its decision in the judicial review of a Master Development Agreement between the provincial Minister…

New BC recycling requirements for paper products coming into force soon

Canada - March 21 2014 As the recent media attention in BC highlights, new obligations arising under the BC Recycling Regulation (the “Regulation”) may soon significantly…

Annik Forristal

BC Supreme Court quashes Morrison copper/gold project environmental assessment certificate decision

Canada - December 12 2013 On December 9, 2013, the BC Supreme Court issued a ruling quashing the decision of provincial ministers to refuse an environmental assessment…

Update: Louis v British Columbia (Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)

Canada - September 28 2013 On September 26, 2013 the BC Court of Appeal rendered its decision in Louis v British Columbia (Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)…