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Presence of Indigenous sacred sites doesn’t bar ski development, SCC rules

Thursday, November 02, 2017 @ 10:34 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The Supreme Court has specified new limits for the scope of the s. 2(a) Charter right to religious freedom, but has not slammed the constitutional door shut on protecting sites on public lands that are sacred to Indigenous spiritual belief and practice.

Gregory Tucker, Owen BirdThe top court’s 9-0 decision Nov. 2 rejected the bid of the appellant Ktunaxa First Nation to quash the B.C. government’s 2012 approval of Glacier Resorts’ proposal to build a ski resort on Crown land in the Jumbo Valley, about 55...