Native Legal Win #190

There’s little doubt that the native legal winning-streak will attain # 200 in 2014. Here’s legal win # 190, notable as it’s in Treaty 8, the treaty that hosts the oilsands: Implications for Alberta’s Oilsands (external link). The oilsands implication is this: the court spends pages reviewing and summarizing Treaty 8 legal precepts (duty to consult, honour of the crown, and key...

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s Remarkable Legal Win #180

Analysis with Bill Gallagher, Lawyer / Strategist Author of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources After 5 years of legal sparring during which the oil patch used every option available to prevent this oil sands ‘cumulative impacts’ case from advancing to trial, that’s now going to happen, and it’s interesting to note the tone of the highest court in the...

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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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