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Supreme Court case could lead to First Nations role in law-making – CTV

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201872 Views

January 14, 2018

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada is to begin hearings Monday in an appeal that could force lawmakers across the country to give First Nations a role in drafting legislation that affects treaty rights.

“This case is tremendously significant whichever way it comes out,” said Dwight Newman, a law professor at the University of Saskatchewan.

It could “fundamentally transform how law is made in Canada,” he said.

The court is to hear a challenge by the Mikisew Cree First Nation in northern Alberta. It seeks a judicial review of changes made under the previous Harper government to the Fisheries Act, the Species At Risk Act, the Navigable Waters Protection Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Read More: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/supreme-court-case-could-lead-to-first-nations-role-in-law-making-1.3758863

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