July 20, 2021
The following is a case summary of Siska Indian Band v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2021 SCTC 2 (the “Reasons”), rendered by the Specific Claims Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) on April 9, 2021, regarding the compensation owed to the Claimant (or “Siska”).
June 24, 2021
This is a case summary of Mosquito Grizzly Bear’s Head Lean Man First Nation v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2021 SCTC 1 (the “Reasons”), rendered by the Specific Claims Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) on January 18, 2021.
June 11, 2021
In his recent opinion piece for CBA National Magazine, Brad discusses the impact of the devastating discovery of the bodies 215 children in unmarked graves on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, and what needs to happen now.
February 16, 2021
Maurice Law Partner Brad Regehr speaks with Talent Canada Magazine about taking up the mantle of CBA President as the organization’s first Indigenous leader. Read more, here:
September 1, 2020
Brad Regehr, partner of Maurice Law’s Winnipeg office, begins his term as President of the Canadian Bar Association on September 1, 2020. A member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in Saskatchewan, Mr. Regehr is the first Indigenous person to hold this position.
July 17, 2020
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June 16, 2020
This claim by Lac Seul First Nation (“LSFN”) alleges Canada breached Treaty 3, the Indian Act 1927, and Canada’s fiduciary duty in relation to the construction of a dam at Lower Ear Falls (the “Dam”) where Lac Seul drains into the English River in Ontario (the “Lac Seul Project”). The Dam caused the flooding of 11,304 acres of LSFN’s reserve land.
May 19, 2020
Maurice Law wishes all our clients good health as we weather the pandemic together, while remaining apart. We look forward to resuming in-person meetings when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact our office to schedule your next meeting by video or teleconference.
May 19, 2020
Case Summary: Fort McKay First Nation v Prosper Petroleum Ltd, 2020 ABCA 163
January 14, 2020
The following is a case summary of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation v Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2019 SCTC 5 (the “Reasons”), rendered by the Specific Claims Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) on December 13, 2019, regarding the validity of SCT-5003-11 (the “Claim”) advanced by Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation (“Makwa”).
September 5, 2019
Crystal joined Maurice Law in 2015, following many years of experience practicing law in both the public and private sectors. Crystal’s key areas of practice include corporate/commercial with an emphasis on aboriginal business & economic development, First Nation governance, legislative development, and renewable energy. Crystal has significant experience in corporate governance, energy law, reorganizations, development of corporate structures, investment reviews and sales/purchase transactions. Since 2014, Crystal has been involved in the area of renewable energy including advising on large joint ventures for solar, wind and hydro in various provinces including Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Some current work includes representing a First Nation entity in negotiations of large hydroelectric project and utility scale wind project valued at about $210 million dollars.
August 29, 2019
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July 9, 2019
Case Summary: Jim Shot Both Sides v Canada, 2019 FC 789
June 13, 2019
Maurice Law applauds the $3.8 million fine handed down to Husky by Saskatchewan Provincial Court Judge Lorna Dyck on June 12, 2019, following Husky’s guilty plea to environmental charges in relation to a heavy oil spill in 2016.
May 16, 2019
Our 14th Annual Maurice Law Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on June 14, 2019. Team registration is $800 for a foursome and individual registration is $200 per player. To register please contact, Office Manager, Betty Recollet via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at (403)949-5606, ext. 786.
April 9, 2019
Brad Regehr’s Mixed Review of the Federal Government’s Announcement to Forgive Certain Negotiation Loans Accrued by Indigenous Groups