2017 Soybean Harvest

2017 Soybean Harvest

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Supreme Court dismisses First Nation's appeal of Enbridge Line 9 Reversal

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision today in the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (COTTFN) appeal of the National Energy Board ("NEB") approval of the Enbridge Pipelines Inc. Line 9 Reversal Project.  The Court has dismissed the appeal on the basis that a federal board or tribunal can, under certain conditions, provide the process through which the federal Crown discharges its duty to consult with First Nations.  In this particular case, the Court found that the NEB process, in which the COTTFN participated, was sufficient to discharge the Crown's duty.

Read the decision at: COTTFN v. Enbridge and NEB et al.