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Les Leyne: Site C court decision departs from trend

30.9.15

Les Leyne: Site C court decision departs from trend: [timescolonist.com] At issue in most of the cases was the environmental-assessment certificate issued by two cabinet ministers in October 2014, the final regulatory approval needed before the cabinet could approve the project. The Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations argued that the environmental approval — based on a joint review by governments — did not consider whether their treaty rights would be infringed upon.

Both signed treaties at the turn of the last century ceding their rights and title. The government agreed in the treaty that they retained the right to pursue hunting, trapping and fishing “excepting such tracts as may be required or taken up … for settlement … or other purposes.”


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