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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Williams Ruling – Native Legal Win # 166

Last week’s headlines proclaimed: “B.C. Court Rules Tsilhqot’in First Nation has no claim to territorial land”. Their claim for broad-based aboriginal title was defeated. So why am I calling this a native win? Based on their semi-nomadic historical footprint exercised throughout their traditional lands, the Court of Appeal ruled that this set of facts did not entitle natives to a broad...

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Wahgoshig First Nation v. Ontario & Solid Gold Resources Corporation

There’s now an important trilogy of mining exploration rulings in Ontario  – Platinex / Frontenac Ventures / Solid Gold – and it’s the latter that rings-in 2012 as native legal win # 158. The Ontario Supreme Court ruling takes Solid Gold to task over it’s lack of consultation saying that: “the evidence indicates that it made a concerted, willful effort not to...

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