Recent SCC Decisions

Haida Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests), 2004 SCC 73
November, 18 2004, No 29419
http://www.canlii.org/ca/cas/scc/2004/2004scc73.html

Crown — Honour of Crown — Duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples — Whether the Crown has duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples prior to making decisions that might adversely affect their as yet unproven Aboriginal rights and title claims — Whether duty extends to third party.
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Taku River Tlingit First Nation v. British Columbia (Project Assessment
Director), 2004 SCC 74 November, 18 2004, No 29146
http://www.canlii.org/ca/cas/scc/2004/2004scc74.html

Crown — Honour of Crown — Duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples — Whether Crown has duty to consult and accommodate Aboriginal peoples prior to making decisions that might adversely affect their as yet unproven Aboriginal rights and title claims — If so, whether consultation and accommodation engaged in by Province prior to issuing project approval certificate was adequate to satisfy honour of Crown.

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