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ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Duties of the Crown - Fair dealing and reconciliation

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 8:47 AM  

Action by five plaintiff First Nations for declaratory and related relief in respect of an aboriginal right to fish. This was the second part of a bifurcated proceeding in which the plaintiffs sought declaratory relief related to, among other things, an aboriginal right to a commercial fishery. In 2009, the first portion of the trial resulted in a declaration that the plaintiffs had an aboriginal right to fish for any species within specified fishing territories, including the right to sell that fish. In addition, the 2009...