On October 28, 2020, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) released a Technical Interpretation (CRA Views 2020-0864811E5) regarding available income tax exemptions under the Indian Act for certain persons who are… Read More
The British Columbia government is developing new direct delivery and farm-gate sales programs to assist small scale cannabis producers gain a foothold into the retail market.
These programs will enable Health… Read More
On September 22, an unprecedented coalition of First Nations, commercial fishers, sport fishers, wilderness tourism organizations and environmental non-governmental organizations (“ENGO’s”) called for Fisheries and Oceans Canada (“DFO”) to remove… Read More
The B.C. Court of Appeal’s (the “BCCA”) recent decision in Gamlaxyeltxw v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations) 2020 BCCA 215 (“Gamlaxyeltxw”) affirmed the Crown’s duty… Read More
The severe disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments across the country to rapidly expand funding programs and contemplate a massive increase in infrastructure spending in the post-pandemic… Read More
Many First Nations across Canada have been faced with the unenviable situation of having to hold regularly scheduled band council elections due to the impacts of COVID-19.
Operating under the confines… Read More
As provinces proceed to shut down non-essential services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Nation employers in Canada are facing difficult decisions regarding their workforce, including the difficult decision… Read More
First Nation communities that typically rely on funding from the Federal Government are concerned that the funding amounts they have agreed upon with the Federal Government will be substantially decreased… Read More