TFL 39 case may go to Supreme Court

  • Dec. 13, 2002 8:00 a.m.

Weyerhaeuser Co. Ltd. and the province of British Columbia are asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear the TFL 39 case, which the Council of the Haida Nation won at the BC Court of Appeal.
“We’re trying to address the uncertainty,” said Sarah Goodman, Weyerhaeuser’s BC coastal group communications manager. “We think it’s in the interest of both First Nations and non-First Nations.”
The BC Court of Appeal decision and a subsequent clarification found that third parties (such as Weyerhaeuser), as well as the provincial government, have a duty to consult and accommodate aboriginal interests.