Actions and Commitments: Call to Action # 26

Exploring Stakeholder: "Government of Canada"

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February 7, 2023

The Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal in a case involving Treaty rights and limitations law

First Peoples Law Report Summary 40153 Jim Shot Both Sides, et al. v. His Majesty the King (Federal) (Civil) (By Leave) Keywords Aboriginal law – Treaty rights, Limitation of actions – Aboriginal law — Treaty rights — Treaty 7 — Breach of treaty as cause of action — Limitation of actions — Whether limitation periods...

April 29, 2022

Statute of Limitations restricts who can apply for a claim in the Drinking Water class action lawsuit

Neskantaga First Nation’s chief says residents don’t support federal drinking water settlement CBC: Residents of some First Nations affected by unsafe drinking water can now file claims under a settlement with the federal government, but the chief of one northwestern Ontario community says they don’t support the arrangement. “I just want to say that I’m not...

January 11, 2018

Directive on Civil Litigation Involving Indigenous Peoples

Litigation Guideline #14: Limitations and equitable defences should be pleaded only where there is a principled basis and evidence to support the defence. Extinguishment, surrender, abandonment The Principles discourage certain long-standing federal positions, including relying on defences such as extinguishment, surrender, and abandonment Generally, these defences should be pleaded, only where there is a principled basis and...

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