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Financial Post quotes Neal Smitheman in an article about a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision giving provinces the right to issue development permits on aboriginal treaty land

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“Supreme Court of Canada upholds Ontario’s right to issue development permits on aboriginal treaty land” by Drew Hasselback and Peter Koven, Financial Post

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“‘If the decision had gone the other way, and in light of [last month’s] Roger William case, there would have been great uncertainty with respect to aboriginal title, aboriginal treaties and aboriginal law in Ontario’, said Neal Smitheman, a partner at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, referring to the Supreme Court Judgment in British Columbia that changed the way governments must deal with First Nations over land where aboriginal title is claimed.”


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