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‘Dysfunctional Governance: Yukon’s Liard ‘First Nation’


“The Liard ‘First Nation’, {a ‘nation’ of 1,152 people} based in Watson Lake, Yukon, is asking the Federal Court to restore its control of the funding it receives from the federal government.ERBLDysfunctional Governance--Yukon's Liard ‘First Nation’800x800“The ‘First Nation’ has been under third-party management for two years. The condition was imposed after it fell more than $700,000 in debt and failed to abide by the ‘Federal ‘First Nations’ Transparency Act’. 

“The third-party manager is an aboriginal-owned B.C. company called ‘Ganhada’. The firm said it does not comment on cases, but its relations with the Liard ‘First Nation’ have been rocky. When it was first appointed, it took seven months for Ganhada’s workers to gain access to ‘First Nation’ offices in Watson Lake.  Continue reading ‘Dysfunctional Governance: Yukon’s Liard ‘First Nation’

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‘Canadian Courts Making Things Worse’


When it comes to Race Based Law, Canadian courts – in particular, the Supreme Court of Canada – have been continually extending their reach. The resulting confusion has produced a continual increase in court cases while, at the same time, discouraging investment. This is a bad deal for Canadians on both counts {steering financial resources away from economic development, and towards economically-unproductive law firms and academic ‘experts’} and, unless we change direction, it’s bound to get worse.ERBLCanadianCourtsMakingThingsWorse800x800‘Canada’s courts create uncertainty on ‘aboriginal rights’

“Supreme Court of Canada decisions on the ‘duty to consult aboriginal peoples’ and the interpretation of modern treaties have begun to suggest that so-called ‘comprehensive land claims’ agreements may not be so ‘comprehensive’ after all {!?!}.

“COURTS have shown a willingness to REINTERPRET AND GO BEYOND THE TERMS of what are highly detailed agreements, IN ORDER TO IMPOSE ADDITIONAL, UNFORESEEN CONSULTATION OBLIGATIONS on governments. They have also extended consultation obligations to new types of government decision-making, in one case EFFECTIVELY OVERTURNING WHAT WAS THE LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK…

“It is perhaps not surprising, then, that potential investors have taken notice and have shown a greater reluctance to invest in a territory that now seems to offer far less legal certainty than it once appeared.” 

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