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Supreme Court says Crown has no duty to consult when making laws, but must act honourably


October 12, 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark ruling Thursday that Canada does not have a duty to consult Indigenous peoples when making laws that could impact treaty rights.

In a 7-2 ruling, the court maintains that while the duty to consult applies to the federal government’s executive branch, the legislative branch of government is not constitutionally bound to consult Indigenous peoples during the law-making process.


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