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The Seven Year Itch: The SCC Returns to Address an Unresolved Question regarding the Crown’s Duty to Consult Aboriginal People and the Legislative Process

Posted in Aboriginal, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Consultation, Environmental, Project Permitting, Public Law, Regulatory
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On May 18, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear an appeal in an important case that could further define the nature and extent of the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people, including the previously unresolved question as to whether the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal people can be triggered by legislative action…. Continue Reading

Federal Government Issues First Decision Statement Under CEAA 2012

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On November 30, 2012 the federal government denied approval for the EnCana Shallow Gas Infill Development Project in the Suffield National Wildlife Area (the “Project”), due to the likelihood of significant adverse environmental effects. The federal environmental assessment (“EA”) for this Project was first commenced on October 26, 2005. The Joint Review Panel’s (“JRP”) report,… Continue Reading