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First Nations, Ontario Sign Historic Political Accord

In what Regional Chief Isadore Day described as “the most important collective milestone in modern times”, Chiefs of Ontario and the Government of Ontario signed a historic Political Accord on Tuesday August, 24, 2015. That Accord Affirms that First Nations’ … Continue reading

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Federal Court: Canada had duty to consult First Nation on changes to environmental legislation

In a series of posts in 2012, we reported on the Harper government’s wholesale changes to Canada’s federal environmental legislation in its federal omnibus budget implementation bills C-38 and C-45 (Omnibus Bills). In a decision released last month in Courtoreille v. Canada, the … Continue reading

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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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OPA reopens Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program

The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) has announced that it is again accepting proposals for the Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP) Program. The Program will support Aboriginal participation in Ontario’s energy sector by providing up to $90,000 in funding to First Nation … Continue reading

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Preparing Remote First Nation Communities for Grid Connection

We are pleased to note that Ontario has launched the Remote Electrification Readiness Program  to help prepare remote diesel-dependent First Nation communities in northwestern Ontario for future connection to the province’s electricity grid. The deadline to apply is November 14, 2014. As … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada upholds Ontario’s right to license forestry operations on treaty lands

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld the right of the province of Ontario to license forestry operations on Treaty 3 lands, without the approval of the federal government. In so doing, the court refused an appeal by Grassy Narrows … 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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