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Miller Thomson LLP | Canada | 9 Mar 2020

Applying the reasonableness standard to Indigenous consultation requirements

On February 4, 2020, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in Coldwater v. Trans Mountain, 2020 FCA 34 (“Coldwater”), considering legal…
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Finlaysons | Australia | 20 Dec 2019

Review of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations Regime

On 11 December 2019 the Federal Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Ken Wyatt, AM MP, announced a comprehensive review would be undertaken of…
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Fasken | Canada | 16 Dec 2019

Update on Bill 41: With DRIPA as Law, What Can We Expect Next?

On November 28, 2019, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (“DRIPA”) became law. For background on this legislation, please read…
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DLA Piper | New Zealand | 3 Dec 2019

The cost of maintaining New Zealand's indigenous biodiversity

The Government has released a draft National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity (NPS-IB) for comment. Submissions on the draft NPS-IB and…
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Fasken | Canada | 21 Nov 2019

Update on Bill 41: A Catalyst, Not an Immediate Switch, to Align BC’s Laws With UNDRIP

As described in our first bulletin in this series, BC recently introduced Bill 41, draft legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on…
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Fasken | Canada | 15 Nov 2019

Not All Takings Up of Land Within Treaty Territory Trigger the Crown’s Duty to Consult

On October 22, 2019, a majority of the Alberta Court of Appeal (the Honourable Madam Justices Jo'Anne Strekaf and Ritu Khullar), issued its ruling in…
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 6 Nov 2019

BC takes a meaningful step forward on its commitment to implement UNDRIP with the introduction of the Declaration Act (Bill 41)

On October 24, 2019, the BC Government introduced Bill 41 - Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the Declaration Act), which passed…
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McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | 30 Oct 2019

BC takes a meaningful step forward on its commitment to implement UNDRIP with the introduction of the Declaration Act (Bill 41)

On October 24, 2019, the BC Government introduced Bill 41 - Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (the Declaration Act), which passed…
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Fasken | Canada | 25 Oct 2019

BC Introduces New Legislation Implementing UNDRIP

On October 24, 2019, BC introduced draft legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)…
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Borden Ladner Gervais LLP | Canada | 21 Oct 2019

Canadian financial institutions to assume new human rights obligations

Canadian financial institutions will soon be mandated to assess the human rights consequences associated with their project finance loans. The…
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