Monthly Archives: August 2011

Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala

PDF version: Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala  Case considered: Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala First Nation v British Columbia (Environment), 2011 BCSC 620 (“Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala“) In the Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala case, Madam Justice Fisher was faced with a different type of duty to consult and accommodate issue. While this is a … Continue reading

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A New Concord Between Bar and Academy? The Governor General’s Speech to the Canadian Bar Association

PDF version: A New Concord Between Bar and Academy? The Governor General’s Speech to the Canadian Bar Association It is hardly an everyday occurrence for a viceroy to call publicly for a meeting with law deans to talk about legal … Continue reading

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First Nation treaty obligations should inform the interpretation of discretionary powers under the Species at Risk Act

PDF version: First Nation treaty obligations should inform the interpretation of discretionary powers under the Species at Risk Act  Case commented on: Adam v Canada (Environment), 2011 FC 962 Woodland caribou are listed as threatened under the Species at Risk … Continue reading

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Greater Rights for Métis Settlements in Alberta?

PDF version: Greater Rights for Métis Settlements in Alberta? Case considered: Alberta (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) v Cunningham, 2011 SCC 37 Editor’s note: For pre-SCC ABlawg posts on this case see: Jonnette Watson Hamilton, Interpreting Section 15(2) of the … Continue reading

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The Court confirms that coalbed methane forms part of the natural gas title and not the coal title

PDF version: The Court confirms that coalbed methane forms part of the natural gas title and not the coal title Case considered: Encana Corporation v ARC Resources Ltd., 2011 ABQB 431 In 2010 the provincial legislature amended the Mines and … Continue reading

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