The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard (the “Minister”) announced on December 17, 2020 that Fisheries and Oceans Canada (“DFO”) will begin phasing out existing salmon farms… Read More
On December 3, 2020, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
In 2007, United Nations General Assembly adopted UNDRIP… Read More
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
Authors: Alizeh Virani, Mahdi Shams, Negina Khalil
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… Read More
On September 22, an unprecedented coalition of First Nations, commercial fishers, sport fishers, wilderness tourism organizations and environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) 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
Authors: David M. Overall with the assistance of Angalee Ghirra, summer law student.
On June 30, 2020, the Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia announced a new funding stream… Read More
Authors: Chad Eggerman, David M. Overall, Caolan Lemke
The severe disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced governments across the country to rapidly expand funding programs and contemplate a massive… Read More