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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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29 Aug 2018

The Ministry of Children and Family development has committed to an action plan in response to court rulings in favour of Huu-ay-aht First Nations represented by Ratcliff & Company.

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23 Feb 2018

A BC Supreme Court ruling that orders the provincial government to ensure an Indigenous mother has daily access to her newborn child so she does not lose her maternal bond could impact other First Nations throughout the country. Maegen Giltrow, legal counsel for Huu-ay-aht and the mother, de

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08 Mar 2018

Just three weeks after obtaining an order in BC Supreme Court to allow a young indigenous mother sufficient access to her newborn to allow for breastfeeding and to foster a maternal bond, Ratcliff lawyer Maegan Giltrow, together with Melinda Skeels, was back in court on the matter, where the Dire

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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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