MBCRadio.com – William Case Could Profoundly Affect Development In Canada

Later this year, the Supreme Court of Canada will decide on the next major land title ruling (R v Roger Williams). Read why it’s sure to be contentious. Read the Full Article

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Recent Media References and Commentary 2013

Resource Rulers continues to garner media commentary right across the country. It’s been available on Amazon since January 2013 when its arrival coincided with: a) the breakdown in dialogue between the AFN and the PMO, b) Chief Spence’s ‘hunger strike’ and resulting media frenzy, c) and the surprising rise of the grassroots ‘Idle No More’ protest movement. In fact, the combination of...

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Will the Canadian Native Legal Winning Streak Hit 200?

Many commentators are saying that the courts are tightening up and that the native legal winning streak will be harder to maintain in future legal challenges. They could be right but then again they could be wrong – big time! I recently cautioned that natives need to be more judicious in some of the cases that they are advancing and have warned them of over-reaching (recently they incurred...

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Three more legal wins in July – Native winning-streak now at 185

July 02 – #183 – ‘modern right to fish and sell fish’ For the second time in two years, the BC Court of Appeal has ruled that the Nuu-chah-nulth (NCN) have “a modern right … to fish and sell fish”. Again this ruling is from the National Chief’s home town, making Shawn Atleo unique in being a two-time winner in the annals of the native legal winning streak. And in this...

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Rules for Downhillers

Rules for Downhillers

It’s not every legal decision that comes with its very own downhill ski diagram. You know, what they give you when you buy your lift ticket. But that’s what’s tacked on to the latest BC ruling (a native legal loss) and if ever there was a picture worth 1000 words – this is it. See that area highlighted as “Coming Soon” – that’s the basis for the latest Adams Lake First...

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Rules for Annual General Meetings

May has ushered in another season of Annual General Meeting (AGM) playoffs: where typically the corporate-side has to follow the rule-book, thus setting up the eco-activist and native sides to do their thing.  Already the 2013 season has been particularly rough on the resources sector: no less than three corporate executives walked-the-plank this month alone in the aftermath of AGMs – oil...

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