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Legal News and Rulings From Rae and Company

Five things to know about getting involved in regulatory hearings in Alberta

February 10, 2016
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The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is the single regulator of energy development in Alberta. With a mandate to ensure energy activities are safe, environmentally responsible, and closely managed, the AER has the authority to review and make decisions on proposed developments, take enforcement action if companies fail to […]

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Historic Buffalo Treaty aims to restore culture and tradition

September 28, 2015
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On August 13, 2015, the Stoney Nakoda and Samson Cree Nations joined 8 other Nations and Tribes from Canada and the US in signing the historic Northern Tribes Buffalo Treaty. The intention of the Buffalo Treaty is to return wild bison to traditional lands, with the goal of […]

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Day School Attendees of Residential Schools Seeking Reparation

September 2, 2015
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Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, not all survivors of residential schools were included in the 2006 Settlement Agreement. The Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement provided for two types of individualized compensation: (1) the Common Experience Payment, which only provides compensation for former residents of a residential school and […]

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Establishing Aboriginal Title Strengthens First Nations’ Position

Case law appears to be evolving when it comes to property rights around Aboriginal title and the duty to consult. The combined effect of the decisions in several landmark cases, as outlined below, indicates a trend toward a strengthened position for First Nations when dealing with government and […]

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