Tag Archives: Aboriginal Law

February 2013 – Manning Environmental Law Speaking Engagements

February 7, 2013 – Paul Manning is a panelist on Major Projects and the Duty to Consult in the Aboriginal Law session of the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2013. The Institute  takes place at Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre, 2 Harbour Square, … Continue reading

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December 6, 2012 – Paul Manning to Speak at Insight’s 6th Aboriginal Energy Forum

Paul Manning, principal at Manning Environmental Law, and Margaret Buist, Director General, Lands and Environmental Management, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, will speak at Insight’s 6th Annual Aboriginal Energy Forum on 6th December, 2012. In their session Implications of Amendments to the Environmental Assessment … Continue reading

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September 24, 2012 – BC Court of Appeal confirms municipalities’ exemption from constitutional duty to consult Aboriginal peoples.

British Columbia’s Court of Appeal has endorsed a significant loophole in the constitutional duty to consult Aboriginal peoples by confirming that the grant of powers to municipalities by provinces does not automatically carry with it the power and duty to consult. … Continue reading

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September 24, 2012 – Ontario to fund community environmental projects to protect Great Lakes

Applications are being accepted until November 17, 2012 for community-based environmental projects that remediate or restore the environment, foster spills preparedness or provide research and education in watersheds where environmental violations have occurred. The funding comes through the Ontario Community … Continue reading

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September 7, 2012 – Paul Manning to speak at SSX 2012

Ontario’s Feed-in Tariff program and documentation have been substantially revised. There are significant advantages for Aboriginal Communities under FIT 2.0. I will be speaking this Friday at SSX ONTARIO: Solar Summit & eXpo! on the opportunities and challenges of partnering … Continue reading

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July 30, 2012 – Ontario Increases Support for Aboriginal Energy Projects

Ontario has announced that it will expand the Aboriginal Loan Guarantee Program to encourage First Nation and Métis participation in the province’s clean energy economy. The expansion will make an additional $150 million available under the program. To date, the Aboriginal … Continue reading

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July 12, 2012 – What does Canada’s federal budget mean for Aboriginal environmental rights?

In our post dated June 27, 2012: Canada’s Federal Budget: Sensible Streamlining or Unwarranted Removal of Environmental Protection we discuss the implications of the recent federal budget bill for environmental protection in Canada. Aboriginal groups are among several who have … Continue reading

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