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28 Feb 2019

In a decision issued January 30, BC Supreme Court Justice Nigel Kent granted the Saik'uz and Stellat'en First Nations permission to amend their court claim to seek declaratory relief should they prove their allegations against Rio Tinto Alcan. Specifically, Justice Kent found that they could

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15 Jan 2019

On January 15, 2019, Chief Justice Veale of the Yukon Supreme Court declared that Canada has a legal obligation to negotiate a self-government Financial Transfer Agreement with Teslin Tlingit Council pursuant to their Final Agreement and sections 16.1 and 16.3 of the Self-Government Agreemen

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31 Aug 2018

The Federal Court of Appeal quashed the approval for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project on the basis that Canada failed to fulfill its duty to consult First Nations, including the Squamish Nation and Coldwater Indian Band represented by Ratcliff & Company lawyers Matthew Kirchner, Aaron Bru

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19 Dec 2017

The B.C. Supreme Court overturned a B.C. Oil Commission pipeline approval due to failure to consult with Fort Nelson First Nation and address their concerns about the impact of a new natural gas pipeline on caribou.

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04 Oct 2017

The Musqueam First Nation’s decision to pull out of a judicial review process against the federal government will have no impact on ongoing legal efforts to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, according to Matthew Kirchner of Ratcliff and Company.

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27 Sep 2017

The Federal Court of Appeal has ordered Ottawa to renegotiate the terms under which the Trans Mountain pipeline crosses a Coldwater Band reserve, raising new questions about the fate of Kinder Morgan Inc.'s federally approved plan to expand the pipeline.

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06 Sep 2017

On September 5, Canada withdrew its application for a judicial review of a Specific Claims Tribunal decision in Attorney General of Canada v Huu-ay-aht First Nation.

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10 Jun 2017

Maegen Giltrow represents the Blueberry River First Nation who are fighting to stop the incremental erosion of its land and treaty rights.

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