CBC Interview: First Nations could claim northern Quebec land

Earlier this summer, Aboriginal-rights lawyer, James O’Reilly divulged that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to resolve issues like aboriginal titles (and whether provincial laws apply to those lands) can be applied to two-fifths of Quebec’s territory.

In June, a unanimous vote by Canada’s highest court ruled that First Nations now have a measure of control over their ancestral lands.

“I think [this decision] has wide-sweeping consequences for virtually every set of negotiations with aboriginal nations in Quebec.” –  Lawyer James O’Reilly

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