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Message from the Chair

  • September 02, 2011
  • Annie M. Thuan

As my first term as chair comes to an end, I cannot help but reflect on the past activities of the Aboriginal Law Section, as well as look forward to what we have in store for next term.

Greetings From the Chair

  • December 01, 2010
  • Annie M. Thuan

It has been close to a year since I returned to Ontario after completing a contract position with the B.C. Attorney General’s Aboriginal Law Group. After having spent this time working on the side of government, I am reminded once again of the necessity to take into account a balance of viewpoints.

Thinking It Forward: Honour of the Crown and the duty to consult

  • December 01, 2010
  • Eric Hovius

Hovius examines the jurisprudence which shapes the duty to consult and highlights the intersecting ideas that can lead to confusion regarding responsibilities of the Crown, third-party proponents, and the Aboriginal communities. He provides a convincing argument as to why the consultation process must be commenced early in order to achieve mutually beneficial aims.

Do As I Say, Not As I Do : Aboriginal Engagement and Archaeology in Ontario

  • December 01, 2010
  • Michael B. Henry

As an archaeologist, Henry gives the reader a different perspective on the issue of Aboriginal Consultation. He speaks to his involvement in the formation of standards and guidelines for consultant archaeologists. Henry outlines the flaws of current consultation processes and highlights important issues that need to be addressed if the system is to work for all of the parties involved.

Reconciling Different Views of Human Rights

  • December 01, 2010
  • John A. Annen

Annen provides a brief summary of the Ontario Bar Association speakers’ panel entitled: Reconciling the Different View of Human Rights: The Aboriginal Context. He highlights the amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act, and how this will affect human rights complaints by Indigenous peoples.

Program Highlights: Aboriginal Property Issues for Real Estate Lawyers

  • Catherine Duncan and Saba Ahmad

On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Ontario Bar Association’s Aboriginal Law and Real Property Law Sections co-hosted a program entitled “Aboriginal Property Issues for Real Estate Lawyers.” The program was well attended with over five dozen attendees, both in person and by webcast.

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