New West Lands Reserve: Parts Unknown

In 1763, after the Treaty of Paris, a map was published by, Robert Sayer: A New Map of North America, with the British, French, Spanish, Dutch & Danish Dominions on that great Continent; and the West India Islands, According to the Definitive Treaty concluded at Paris 10th February 1763 . It’s fascinating to look closely […]

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Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter J.D. (Co-op Law) is an aboriginal lawyer with Remedios & Company in Vancouver, BC.

 

Access to Justice: Potential Alternatives for Indigenous Peoples

About a year ago, there had been some publicity concerning Louie v. Louie BCCA, a court case where I acted as barrister and solicitor for an intervenor at the B.C. Court of Appeal. The case had involved a band member who sued his Chief and Council for a breach of fiduciary obligation. I was approached […]

Authors:

Troy Hunter
Troy Hunter

Troy Hunter J.D. (Co-op Law) is an aboriginal lawyer with Remedios & Company in Vancouver, BC.

 

Role of the Organization of American States in Canadian Human Rights: Part 2

This is a continuation of an earlier column about the Report on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in British Columbia, Canada which was issued in December 2014 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (“IACHR”) of the Organization of American States. The Report concludes with a series of recommendations to Canada [emphasis added]: The IACHR […]

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Linda McKay-Panos

Linda McKay-Panos, BEd. JD, LLM is the Executive Director of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

 

Viewpoint 39-5: Hundreds of recommendations go unimplemented

Legal Strategy Coalition demands greater government commitment and accountability to ending violence against Indigenous women and girls   An alarming study released recently shows that governments in Canada have repeatedly ignored expert recommendations to stop violence against Indigenous women and girls. Researchers with the Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women reviewed 58 reports […]

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Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

LEAF works to ensure Canadian courts do, in fact, provide the equality rights guaranteed to women and girls by Section 15 of the Canadian Charter. Our strength comes from a small staff team in Toronto, member branches in several provinces, scores of active volunteers who serve on committees, a national board and our affiliate, West Coast LEAF, in British Columbia.

 

The Indian Act: Can it be abolished?

Two simple observations are made so often about the Indian Act as to amount to clichés: That the 1876 Act is still with us, and that it should be “abolished.” The first of these is technically false; the 1876 Act was repealed in 1951, and replaced with the Act we have today, though it has […]

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John Edmond

John Edmond is a member of the bars of Ontario and British Columbia. He lives in Ottawa.

 


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