In Dispute Blog

The Canadian government’s 2016 review of environmental protection laws

In 2012, in the middle of the Joint Review Panel process for assessing Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, the federal government suddenly enacted significant amendments to laws governing pipelines and environmental protection (the “2012 Changes”). The 2012 Changes included a…

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Federal Court of Appeal quashes Enbridge pipeline certificates

In a lengthy 146-page decision, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the Governor in Council’s order, and turn, Enbridge’s pipeline certificates. Lisa C. Fong, of Ng Ariss Fong, acted for Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Kitasoo Xai’Xais Band Council. The court…

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Is good governance about big promises?

The nature of good governance has been much in our thoughts lately, especially given press coverage of individuals and their promises of big change. Everyone agrees that “good governance” is essential to First Nations fully manifesting self-government. But what is…

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