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13 Jan 2017

Aaron Bruce, a partner at Ratcliff and member of the Squamish Nation, has developed an environmental assessment process for the Squamish Nation.

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13 Jan 2017

With the help of Ratcliff & Company the Squamish Nation is helping shape a new approach to environmental assessments in British Columbia, one that has won over at least one company attempting to build a major facility.

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22 Jan 2016

In a heated final argument Thursday, Squamish First Nation lawyer Aaron Bruce told the NEB that it cannot recommend the Trans Mountain expansion project’s approval because the federal government “recognizes the current process is deficient to address First Nations concerns.

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12 Nov 2015

The Blueberry River First Nations, represented by Ratcliff lawyers Jamtes Tate and Michelle Bradley, have won an important historical claim at the Specific Claims Tribunal of Canada ("SCT").

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03 Sep 2015

The Fort Nelson First Nation, represented by Ratcliff lawyers James Tate, Nathan Hume and Michelle Bradley, has won a potentially precedent-setting decision from the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board that cancels the water licence of a natural gas fracking operation in northeast B.C.

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25 Mar 2015

Recently, Ratcliff & Company LLP was ranked as one of Canada's top law firms in Aboriginal Law in the category of boutique law firms by legal publisher Chambers and Partners. 

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15 Jul 2014

Ratcliff lawyers John Rich, Kate Blomfield and Emma Hume succeed in securing the Specific Claim Tribunal’s first compensation decision, successfully arguing that Canada breached its fiduciary duty to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations (“HFN”) multiple times and the HFN must be compensated. 

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