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Consultation in fisheries case requires meaningful two-way dialogue: Federal Court of Appeal
Lisa Glowacki
Lisa Glowacki, Ratcliff & Company LLP, said the decision recognizes how important fishing rights are to First Nations, especially in B.C. where historically they have relied heavily on the fisheries.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 @ 9:29 AM

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned a decision denying a B.C. First Nation’s attempt to get its allocation of sockeye salmon substantially increased, saying a lower court misinterpreted its request and incorrectly found the government’s need to engage with the nation was on the lower end of the consultation spectrum. ... [read more]

Feds providing funding for University of Alberta initiative on Indigenous law Subscriber only content Hadley Friedland, University of Alberta faculty of law

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 10:45 AM

A project at the University of Alberta aimed at the revitalization of Indigenous law and governance has received a boost from the federal government. ... [read more]

Some bar groups leery of top judge’s idea that appellate nominees face public scrutiny Subscriber only content Richard Wagner

Monday, August 19, 2019 @ 9:42 AM

Chief Justice of Canada Richard Wagner believes introducing appellate court nominees to the public would bolster confidence in the judiciary — but he’s not advocating any particular method of doing so, his office tells The Lawyer’s Daily. ... [read more]