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RAPID Response protects rural Albertans

Apr 01, 2021 The launch of RAPID Response on April 1 puts 140 more peace officers on guard for rural Albertans when they need help from law enforcement. As part of the provincial government’s Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defence (RAPID) Response initiative, Alberta’s fish and wildlife officers are now available to help the RCMP answer […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202196 Views

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Site Rehabilitation Program Periods 5 and 6 Further Expand Program Scope – Bennett Jones

On February 1, 2021, the Government of Alberta launched Period 5 and Period 6 of the Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP), including additional information within the updated Site Rehabilitation Guidelines. As noted in our earlier blog post, following update, and discussions of Period 2, Period 3 and Period 4, the SRP administers funding to eligible oil field […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 202125 Views

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Reconciliation, resilience part of new Indigenous cultural competency training – The Lawyer’s Daily

October 20, 2020 The Law Society of Alberta (LSA) has approved a mandatory Indigenous cultural competency training program which will launch next year. The program, approved by the law society’s board is the Path, a six-hour series of online modules which deals with such topics as the cultural and historical differences between First Nations, Inuit, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202054 Views

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President’s Message: Introduction of Mandatory Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

In February, we suspended the mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) filing requirement for the profession for the years 2020 and 2021. This will allow us to rebuild a competence model that aspires to empower and equip lawyers to provide the best legal services they can to all Albertans. Our goal with rebuilding the CPD program […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202077 Views

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Alberta’s New Liability Management Framework And A Backgrounder On The Evolving Site Rehabilitation Program – Gowling WLG

17 August 2020 In an effort to address the growing number of inactive and abandoned oil and gas wells and sites requiring reclamation, the Government of Alberta recently announced a new framework to manage oil and gas liabilities. The long awaited Liability Management Framework is the latest step in reforming the management, funding, and approach […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 2020138 Views

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Legal Aid Alberta joins fighting the fear of the legal system within the Indigenous community. – CTV News

June 25, 2020 CALGARY — The Calgary Indigenous Court opened in September 2019 and Legal Aid lawyers are still looking for ways to guide First Nations people through the process. One of the biggest obstacles they’ve encountered is First Nations people’s fear and lack of trust in the legal system. “When we say it’s a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 2020123 Views

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Canada: Fort McKay V. Prosper Boards, Tribunals And The Honour Of The Crown – Mondaq News Alerts

The Alberta Court of Appeal recently held in Fort McKay First Nation v Prosper Petroleum Ltd, 2020 ABCA 163, that boards and tribunals are responsible for upholding the honour of the Crown where their decisions may affect an aboriginal right, regardless of whether it also assesses Crown-aboriginal consultations. The decision, while unique due to various […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2020157 Views

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Indigenous Bar Association Challenges Premier’s Understanding Of Law

INDIGENOUS BAR ASSOCIATION CHALLENGES PREMIER’S UNDERSTANDING OF LAW April 10, 2020 By Alexandria Winterburn, Member-at-large and Brooks Arcand-Paul, Vice President Premier Brian Pallister’s response to the proposed federal legislation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (“UN Declaration”) implies Premier Pallister has a callow and concerning understanding of Aboriginal and Treaty […]

by pmnationtalk on April 14, 2020187 Views

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It’s hopeful’: New Indigenous child welfare law prompts questions, optimism in Alberta – CBC

‘It’s an opportunity for the Indigenous community … for us to take control of our families’ Jan 31, 2020 The provincial government has questions about new federal law that affirms Indigenous jurisdiction over child intervention services, but some who work in the field say they are optimistic about the change. The new rules recognize inherent […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2020183 Views

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Aboriginal Lands – Crown title – Consultation and accommodation – The Lawyer’s Daily

Appeal by the First Nation from a decision dismissing its application for judicial review of the Province’s decision to sell Crown land comprising a golf course and resort. Since the appellant had previously given notice to the Province that it intended to bring a claim for Aboriginal title to all of Prince Edward Island, the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 2020148 Views

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