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ABORIGINAL LAW - Aboriginal Lands - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation - Consultation and accommodation

Friday, February 03, 2017 @ 11:42 AM  

Appeal by Canadian Silica Industries Inc. and Jeffrey Bond (collectively, “CSI”) and the Director of the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) from the decision in a judicial review proceeding instituted by the Fort Nelson First Nation. The underlying dispute centered on the CSI frac sand mine, located in the traditional territory of the First Nation. CSI had applied to move the mine into production. The First Nation wrote to the EAO, expressing concern that the project was reviewable, requiring an environmental assessment. It argued that production capacity...