Category Archives: Aborginal Law

Fuel-supply company fined $200,000 for offences under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on May 21, 2020, Scamp Industries Ltd., a fuel supplier based in Western Canada, was fined $200,000 in the Provincial Court of British Columbia after pleading guilty on June 17, 2019, to five … Continue reading

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Crown not bound to consult Aboriginal peoples on changes to law: Supreme Court of Canada

In Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada had to consider whether the Crown has a duty to consult Aboriginal peoples when deciding on changes to laws that may harm their treaty rights, and whether courts have a … Continue reading

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Major Blow to Transmountain Pipeline Expansion as Federal Court of Appeal Quashes Government Approval

In a first but telling blow for the Transmountain Pipeline Expansion project, the Federal Court of Appeal issued its decision today in the appeal of Tsleil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (Attorney General) quashing the Federal Government’s Order in Council approving the project. The … Continue reading

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Paul Manning appointed to Canadian Advisory Committee for “Supporting Inclusive Resource Development In East Africa” (SIRD)

Manning Environmental Law is pleased to announce that Paul Manning has been appointed a member of the Canadian Advisory Committee for Supporting Inclusive Resource Development in East Africa (SIRD). SIRD is a five year project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, … Continue reading

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Ontario Consulting on Greenbelt Expansion to Protect Important Water Resources

Ontario is launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt which it says is needed in order protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The province is considering expanding the Greenbelt to include areas in the outer ring of … Continue reading

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Building an Effective and Gender-Sensitive Environmental Management Regime

I am delighted to participate this week in the First Regional Forum of SIRD in Arusha, Tanzania: Towards Transparency, Gender Sensitivity and Accountability. Warm congratulations to SIRD on organizing a very successful First Forum. I was honoured to be invited … Continue reading

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National Aboriginal Day Celebrated With New Name And New Affordable Housing

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Today is the summer solstice, which since 1996 has been celebrated in Canada as National Aboriginal Day. The day will be marked by events and celebrations across the country. In a statement issued today, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said … Continue reading

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Standing Rock protesters celebrate victory as army blocks approval of Dakota Access Pipeline crossing easement

The U.S.  Department of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, the Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced yesterday. Jo-Ellen Darcy said she … Continue reading

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Ontario Releases Minister’s Mandate Letters: Priorities for the Environment, Climate Change, Energy, and Indigenous Relations

On September 23, at the mid-point in the Ontario government’s mandate, Premier Kathleen Wynne released  her mandate letters to the new cabinet and their ministries. Our readers will be especially interested in the mandates given to the Ministries for Environment and … Continue reading

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Northern Gateway Pipeline Requires Provincial Environmental Approval

We are pleased to publish this guest post from our friends and colleagues at Siskinds LLP where the author Paula Boutis is a lawyer practising with the environmental law group. A BC court has declared that an agreement (Agreement) between the … Continue reading

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