The federal government does not have a duty to consult with Indigenous groups prior to introducing legislation, Canada’s top court ruled Thursday.

The ruling caps the Mikisew’s legal challenge from 2013 to the Harper government’s cuts to the environmental protection laws of Canada.

Under then-prime minister Stephen Harper, the government changed the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the Fisheries Act, the Species at Risk Act and the Navigable Waters Protection Act.

The Mikisew argued that these bills reduced the number of projects that needed environmental assessments and cut down the scope of those assessments.

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Source:: Edmonton Journal – Politics


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Mikisew Cree leaders disappointed in consultation court ruling

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