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Unless feds move to address issues claims tribunal in peril, chair says

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Cristin Schmitz

The judge who heads the new adjudicative Specific Claims Tribunal warns it will fail if appointments are not made soon to a body the government pledged would deliver expeditious “justice at last” for historic First Nations claims.

The tribunal’s 2008 enabling legislation provides for up to six full-time superior court judges to handle a workload which has increased since its doors opened in 2011. But B.C. Supreme Court Justice Harry Slade, the tribunal’s first chair and only full-time member, told The Lawyers Weekly his requests to...