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OBA Institute 2014: Chancing the Arm

  • April 23, 2014
  • Justice George Patrick Smith

My message is simple: litigation and use of the courts does not and cannot breathe life into historical treaties. To the contrary, it is my view that litigation is generally counterproductive and, although it may advance and has advanced certain important principles and Aboriginal rights, it is generally damaging because it does not promote reconciliation.

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Interview with Ovide Mercredi

  • April 23, 2014
  • Julie Jai and Richard Ogden

On February 7, 2014, after he presented at the OBA Institute, Chief Ovide Mercredi spoke with Julie Jai and Richard Ogden.

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Confluence of Aboriginal and Environmental Law in Energy and Natural Resource Projects

  • April 23, 2014
  • Ceyda Turan

The presenters in the Ontario Bar Association’s “Confluence of Aboriginal and Environmental Law in Energy and Natural Resource Projects” program commented on the fundamentals of the constitutional framework for Aboriginal law, the regulatory and environmental framework, and recent developments on the duty to consult and regulatory requirements.

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The 2013 Federal Budget Sends Mixed Messages on Aboriginal Issues

  • May 31, 2013
  • David McRobert

On March 21, 2013, the Harper government tabled its second majority government budget. The budget fails to present an overall coherent strategy on Aboriginal issues, rather containing over a dozen measures designed to improve the health, welfare and economic prosperity of Aboriginal Canadians. 

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A Conversation with Justice LaForme

  • May 31, 2013
  • Julie Jai, Richard Ogden

On Thursday, February 7, 2013, following his address to the Aboriginal Law Section at the OBA Institute in Toronto, Justice Harry LaForme kindly sat down with Julie Jai (section chair), and Richard Ogden (newsletter co-editor)

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