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ABORIGINAL LANDS - Aboriginal and treaty rights - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation - Consultation and accommodation

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 2:06 PM  

Appeal by the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Chippewas) from a judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal affirming a decision of the National Energy Board (NEB). The Court was called upon to examine the Crown’s duty to consult with Indigenous peoples before the NEB, an independent regulatory agency, authorized Enbridge Pipelines (Enbridge) Inc.’s Line 9 pipeline project. Enbridge applied to the NEB for approval of a modification of Line 9 that would reverse the flow of part of the pipeline, increase its capacity and...