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ABORIGINAL TREATY RIGHTS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation - Consultation and accommodation

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 1:58 PM  

Appeal by the Hamlet of Clyde River, the Nammautaq Hunters & Trappers Organization and Natanine, former mayor of Clyde River, from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the National Energy Board (NEB). The respondents, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA, Multi Klient Invest As and Petroleum Geo-Services Inc. (proponents), applied to the NEB to conduct offshore seismic testing for oil and gas resources. It was undisputed that this testing could negatively affect the harvesting rights of the Inuit of Clyde River, who...