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Top court agrees to hear case over clear-cutting on traditional lands – Victoria Times Colonist

September 19, 2013 OTTAWA – The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to hear a long-running dispute over clear cutting on a First Nation’s traditional territory in northwestern Ontario. The…

BC Local Governments call for Modernization of BC’s Gold Rush Era Mining Rules

New legal study makes case for reform Vancouver/Coast Salish Territory – In a resolution passed with overwhelming support today at the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) annual conference, BC local…

Aboriginal law expert Thomas Isaac joins Osler – Financial Post

September 19, 2013 Noted aboriginal law practitioner Thomas Isaac has moved to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP from McCarthy Tétrault LLP. “Thomas will provide strategic advice in all areas in…

Battle over illegal smokes goes before Manitoba court – Globalnews.ca

September 17, 2013 BRANDON, Man. – Arriving on horseback — some wearing headdresses and carrying ceremonial staffs — members of a Manitoba First Nation appeared in court Tuesday to defend…

“Rights, partners, action” Ontario Human Rights Commission releases its 2012-2013 Annual Report

September 10, 2013 For immediate release Toronto – The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today released its 2012-2013 Annual Report. OHRC Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall commented, “The year began with a dual…

First Nation community caught in middle of corporate lawsuit

JACQUIE McNISH and JOSH O’KANE TORONTO and MacTIER, ONT. — The Globe and Mail  Aug. 06 2013 A unique plastics venture on a First Nation reserve near Georgian Bay is slated to…

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