On April 23, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada released its decision dismissing an application commenced by the "Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit".
Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford kept his job this month as a result of the Divisional Court’s reversal of a decision which had found him in breach of the "Municipal Conflict of Interest Act".
On May 2, 2013, the Honourable Charles Sousa, Ontario's Minister of Finance, introduced the province's 2013 budget.
In the latest important decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on aboriginal law, the court held that individual members of an Aboriginal group cannot invoke "self-help" remedies, such as blockades—when claiming that the government breached its duty to consult the Aboriginal group before making a decision affecting the group.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has recently released its updated "Aboriginal Consultation Policy on Land and Resource Development Decisions".
The Supreme Court of Canada has recently released its latest decision concerning the duty of the Crown to consult with Aboriginal Peoples in connection with resource development in a recent case.
While much of the developed world struggles with debt and chronically low growth, Canada, one of the best-performing members of the G-7, remains on firmer footing.
For the first time since the Act took effect in 1989, an individual has been charged with contravention of the federal "Lobbying Act".
The Government of Alberta has recently released a revised draft of its First Nations consultation policy, corporate guidelines and consultation matrix for review and comment.
The Court of Appeal for Ontario has recently issued its highly anticipated reasons in Keewatin v. Ontario, unanimously allowing the appeals of Resolute FP Canada Inc. and the governments of Ontario and Canada.
On March 18, 2013, the Court of Appeal released its highly anticipated decision in Keewatin v Ontario (Minister of Natural Resources).
Canada breached the Honour of the Crown in the manner in which it distributed parcels of land to the children of the Métis people of Manitoba in the 1870s, according to a majority of the Supreme Court of Canada.
In part 1, part 2 and part 3 of this procurement law basics series, we looked at the conceptual basis for procurement law in Canada – the contract A-contract B analysis and some of the terms that the courts have implied into contract A.
The Supreme Court of Canada is set to revisit the test for Aboriginal title when it hears an appeal from the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s decision in William v. British Columbia this November.
The Association of BC Forest Professionals is the professional regulatory body for the forestry profession in the province of British Columbia.
On January 8, 2013, the Federal Court of Canada released its reasons in Harry Daniels, Gabriel Daniels, Leah Gardner, Terry Joudrey and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples v. Her Majesty the Queen, as represented by the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Attorney General of Canada.
The Ontario Court of Appeal recently released its decision in Keewatin v. Ontario, overturning an Ontario Superior Court ruling which had held that the Province of Ontario could not "take up" land within a certain portion of the surrendered lands covered by Treaty 3, without first obtaining Canada's approval.
In a significant announcement made in yesterday's federal budget, the federal government proposed the creation of a national securities regulator by way of negotiated agreement with the provinces, but also indicated that it would act unilaterally and introduce federal legislation if a negotiated resolution could not be reached in a timely manner.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has recently determined that Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. (formerly Thomas Weisel Partners Canada Inc.) breached its bought deal engagement letter with Stetson Oil & Gas Inc.
In Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 SCC 14, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an appeal from judgments of the Manitoba courts holding that Canada had not breached its fiduciary duties to the Métis.