The Supreme Court of Canada is to release its decision Thursday in the “TFL 39” case, launched by the Council of the Haida Nation to protect the old-growth forests of the islands. For details as soon as they become available, check this website.
One of the questions the court is expected to answer is whether the crown has obligations to consult and accommodate aboriginal peoples before they prove aboriginal title and rights, and whether third parties like Weyerhaeuser have a similar duty.
“Whatever the decision, all people, industry and the crown will have to make a common effort to stem the problems of a troubled world,” said Haida Nation president Guujaaw.
Meanwhile, the CHN is inviting the public and the parties and interveners in the case to attend a “symbolic procession” in Vancouver on Nov. 25.
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