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Top court rules Yukon improperly tried to alter land use plan

Monday, December 04, 2017 @ 3:28 PM | By Kim Arnott

The Yukon government’s unsuccessful attempt to sidestep a collaborative land use planning process established by a modern treaty doesn’t give it the right to a restart, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled.

Justice Andromache KarakatsanisThe top court affirmed on Dec. 1 lower court rulings that the territorial government improperly thwarted an agreed-upon planning process in 2012, when it decided to substantially increase development in a vast tract of northeastern Yukon wilderness beyond what was recommended in a final plan created by the Peel Watershed Planning Commission....