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Supreme Court to issue landmark rulings on Indigenous relationship with energy sector

Bear Wolf Paint 2Top court to rule on consultation process over energy projects

By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, July 25, 2017

The Supreme Court will deliver two landmark rulings Wednesday that could lead to fundamental changes for Canada’s energy sector and its relationship with Indigenous Peoples.

At issue is the Crown’s constitutional obligation to consult with Indigenous Peoples before approving the construction of a pipeline or allowing a natural resources project to proceed. The top court is expected to give further details on just how much consultation is required, and who should be doing it. Read the rest of this entry