Rules for Blockaders – in a nutshell

Having been blockaded (armed with a superior court order no less and accompanied by an archeologist – all in furtherance of the primary recommendation of the Ipperwash Inquiry) it was with great interest that I reviewed the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent directive to blockaders – start playing fair! This long overdue ruling involved a BC native family out to protect its traplines...

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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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