Category Archives : LAW


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Cleaning up Coles Bay and the BC Coast: The Urgent Need for a Federal Action to Address Indigenous Shellfish Issues

A submission on behalf of the Pauquachin First Nation to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans; Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Minister of Health; and Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations regarding the rehabilitation of shellfish habitat on the Saanich Peninsula >


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Cleaning Up Coles Bay: The Urgent Need to Restore Traditional Shellfish Harvesting Sites of the Pauquachin First Nation

A submission on behalf of the Pauquachin First Nation to the Ministers of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Health; Environment and Climate Change Strategy; Land, Water and Resource Stewardship; and Agriculture and Food.


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Reforming the Competition Act to Defend Climate: The Need to Regulate Deceptive Ads

There is clearly no issue facing Canadians that is of higher importance than dealing with climate change. The Government of Canada’s current initiative to reform the Competition Act presents a unique opportunity to reform the Act’s provisions to better deter >


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Reducing Wildfire by Encouraging Prescribed and Cultural Burning

Law reform recommendations to combat the ever-increasing scale of mega-fires that ravage the province each year through supporting prescribed and cultural burning, which has been an essential part of British Columbia’s ecosystems since time immemorial, and is one of many >


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Protecting Indigenous Cultural Heritage Resources on Private Land

In recent years, Indigenous Nations in British Columbia have made great progress in providing better management and protection for cultural heritage resources, such as artifacts, spiritual sites, initiation sites, transformation sites, burial grounds, cultural practice sites, ceremonial bathing sites, and >


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Indigenous Co-Governance in Protecting the Athabasca River from Tar Sands Effluent

At the end of August, the ELC appeared before a United Nations Reactive Monitoring Mission hearing on behalf of the Mikisew Cree First Nation to present findings from a recently released ELC report on how to regulate any proposed release >