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Legal News and Rulings From Rae and Company

Charter Challenge to First Nation Election Code Requiring Grade 12 Education Fails

The Kahkewistahaw First Nation (KFN) in Saskatchewan spent 13 years developing an Election Code. During much of this time, Louis Taypotat was Chief. On February 18, 2011, the community was authorized to operate under its own Kahkewistahaw Election Act, the requirements of which included a grade 12 education […]

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Court Upholds First Nations’ Right to Bring Claims Based on Unproven Aboriginal Rights and Title

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia (BCCA) has ruled in favour of the Saik’uz First Nation and Stellat’en First Nation in their case for nuisance and breach of riparian rights against Rio Tinto Alcan Inc (Rio Tinto). In Saik’uz First nation and Stellat’en […]

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Doug Rae Re-elected to Non-profit Boards of Directors

May 12, 2015
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On April 24, Doug Rae was re-elected to the Board of Ecojustice Canada (ecojustice.ca).  Ecojustice Canada is a non-profit environmental law organization representing community groups, non-profits, First Nations, and individual Canadians on some of Canada’s toughest environmental challenges.

Doug was also re-elected […]

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ACFN Files Judicial Review Challenging Alberta Consultation Office

ACFN (Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation) have filed a judicial review in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench regarding a decision made by Alberta’s Consultation Office that ACFN need not be consulted or accommodated with respect to the Grand Rapids Pipeline.

In addition to alleging that the […]

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