Injunctions – Enforcement

Since the Ipperwash Inquiry, which recommended a stand alone aboriginal affairs ministry, Ontario has seen a revolving door of no less than 8 incumbents (Bryant, Ramsay, Bryant, Duguid, Bentley, Wynn, Bentley, Zimmer) with some serving in dual ministries (Aboriginal Affairs as an adjunct). That Inquiry specifically warned ministers that they would and should be held accountable in the event of...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: January 2013 Mid Report

Mid-January 2013 Report: Corporate – Crown – Native – Resource Issues from the perspective of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources Drums along the Rideau: Within the first month of Chief Theresa Spence’s ‘hunger strike’, natives won five superior court rulings relating to resources and native empowerment. (The first three were profiled in my...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: December 2012

December 2012 reviewed from the perspective of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources picking up after the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA Conference) in Toronto.   Nov 19: NRCan Minister Joe Oliver gave the opening address at CAMA saying: “new projects represent a total investment of more than $650 billion and offer the potential for significant...

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