Category Archives: Aboriginal Land Claim

Paul Manning to Speak at Insight’s 8th Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum

I am pleased to be speaking again this year at Insight’s 8th Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum. The conference will be held in Toronto on December 4 and 5, 2014. I will be speaking on Friday 5 in the session “Getting to yes”. … Continue reading

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Ontario Establishes Ring Of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation

Ontario has announced today the establishment of the Ring of Fire (ROF) Infrastructure Development Corporation, to be headquartered in Thunder Bay. Our post on March 26, 2014, Ontario, First Nations to work together on Ring of Fire, noted that Ontario … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada: Aboriginal Title Can Be Grounded in Semi-nomadic Occupation

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) released its decision today in the case of Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44. In a decision that will have far-reaching implications for Aboriginal title in Canada, the SCC answers, for the first time, the question, how … Continue reading

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Ontario, First Nations to Work Together on Ring of Fire

March 26, 2014 The Province of Ontario and nine Matawa-member First Nations signed a framework agreement today for a community-based regional approach to development in the Ring of Fire. The agreement is intended to ensure that First Nations and Ontario can … Continue reading

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June 18-19, 2012 – Paul Manning will give two papers at the Canadian Institute’s Course: “Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law”

Paul Manning will give two papers  at the Canadian Institute’s Course: “Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law” on Monday, June 18, 2012. His  topics will be the Interpretation of Aboriginal Treaty Rights in Canada and The Constitutional Protection of Aboriginal Rights in … Continue reading

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March 7, 2012 – Storm Clouds Brew for Wind and Solar in Ontario

Ontario’s ambitious renewable energy program is under attack from all sides.  In December 2011, the Auditor General criticized the province’s Feed-in Tariff (FIT) rates for renewable energy as being too costly (see our post December 5, 2011) . In February … Continue reading

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December 16, 2011 – Historic Settlement of First Nation Land Claim

Fort William First Nation, Canada and Ontario have reached an historic negotiated settlement that resolves the First Nation’s Boundary Claim. The settlement for the Boundary Claim includes the payment to Fort William First Nation (FWFN) of approximately $149 million in financial … Continue reading

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