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Supreme Court of Canada grants Leave to Appeal in Daniels

Case commented on: Harry Daniels et al. v. Her Majesty the Queen as represented by The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development et al, 2013 FC 6, varied 2014 FCA 101; leave granted November 20, 2014 (SCC) (35945) Yesterday … Continue reading

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The Uncertain Status of the Doctrine of Interjurisdictional Immunity on Reserve Lands

By: Nigel Bankes and Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Uncertain Status of the Doctrine of Interjurisdictional Immunity on Reserve Lands Case Commented On: Sechelt Indian Band v. British Columbia (Manufactured Home Park Tenancy Act, Dispute Resolution Officer), 2013 BCCA 262, … Continue reading

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The Charter Issue(s) in Ernst: Awaiting Another Day

By: Jennifer Koshan PDF Version: The Charter Issue(s) in Ernst: Awaiting Another Day Case Commented On: Ernst v Alberta (Energy Resources Conservation Board), 2014 ABCA 285 My colleagues Martin Olszynski and Shaun Fluker have posted comments on the Alberta Court … Continue reading

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The Debate over the Charter’s Reach Continues: A Question Regarding Free Expression at Airports

By: Sarah Burton PDF Version: The Debate over the Charter’s Reach Continues: A Question Regarding Free Expression at Airports Case Commented On: The Calgary Airport Authority v Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, 2014 ABQB 493 In The Calgary Airport Authority … Continue reading

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Federal Court to Syncrude: Climate Change is a Real, Measured Evil, Whose Harm has been Well Documented

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: Federal Court to Syncrude: Climate Change is a Real, Measured Evil, Whose Harm has been Well Documented Case Commented On: Syncrude Canada Ltd. v Attorney General of Canada, 2014 FC 776 “The fall term in … Continue reading

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R v Navales and Reasonable Suspicion

By: Shaun Leochko PDF Version: R v Navales and Reasonable Suspicion Cases Commented On: R v Navales, 2014 ABCA 70; R v Canlas, 2014 ABCA 160; R v Ng, 2014 ABPC 62; R v Tosczak, 2014 ABQB 86 The engagement … Continue reading

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Grassy Narrows, Division of Powers and International Law

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Grassy Narrows, Division of Powers and International Law Case commented on: Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48 This post discusses two issues arising from the Supreme Court’s decision in Grassy … Continue reading

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What Does Radical Title Add to the Concept of Sovereignty?

By: Nigel Bankes and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: What Does Radical Title Add to the Concept of Sovereignty? Case commented on: Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 The Crown’s radical title plays a larger role in the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Location and Context to the Future Application of the Grassy Narrows Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada

By: Kirk Lambrecht Q.C. PDF Version: The Importance of Location and Context to the Future Application of the Grassy Narrows Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada Case commented on: Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC … Continue reading

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The Keewatin Case: “Taking up” Lands under Treaty 3

By: Jennifer Hocking PDF Version: The Keewatin Case: “Taking up” Lands under Treaty 3 Case commented on: Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48 On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its decision … Continue reading

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