Aboriginal Law Overview
Aboriginal law (or, more properly, Euro-Canadian law about aboriginal people and their rights) has an increasing influence on the decisions of government, natural-resource based industry, and those involved in environmental management and assessment. Our firm advises provincial and municipal governments, and large-scale resource users and managers concerning the impact of aboriginal and treaty rights. We have dealt with the effects of aboriginal law on land claims, constitutional matters, land use conflicts, mitigation/compensation agreements, and resource management planning. We have provided advice to clients regarding on-reserve business financing. We have also assisted First Nation governments with specific land claims and internal governance matters.
TDS is a member of the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce
Manitoba Heavy Construction Association EXPO: Building WORKFORCE Excellence November 23, 2012 3:54 pm
The MHCA will launch and host an annual three day Heavy Construction EXPO: Building WORKFORCE Excellence, March 20-22, 2012, at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. The Expo will be the heavy construction industry focused venue to help attract, train, educate and retain new and existing workers. It is planned in the years that follow to host a similar/additional Expo in Thompson and Brandon, Manitoba, also on an annual basis. The TDS Construction Law Practice Group will be presenting a full two-day seminar on different aspects of construction law. Read more...
Compensation or Damages as a Remedy for Breaches of Indigenous Rights
Since at least 2004, Aboriginal law has centered on consultation and accommodation. Hundreds of cases, articles, seminars and conferences have been dedicated to this undeniably important topic. Other related Aboriginal law issues have not received as much attention in the courts. One such area is the role of compensatory damages as a potential remedy for impacts on Indigenous rights. Read more...
Bastien v. The Queen and Dube v. The Queen
Jeff appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of the intervener Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in the cases of Bastien v. The Queen and Dube v. The Queen regarding the exemption from taxation of banking interest income earned on an Indian reserve. Read more...
External Counsel to Manitoba Hydro
External Counsel to Manitoba Hydro in negotiating comprehensive settlement agreements with numerous First Nations and most recently in negotiating a partnership and development agreement with First Nations for the development of two new hydro-electric generating facilities: the 695-megawatt Keeyask project, currently in the environmental assessment stage, valued at $5. 6 billion and the 200-megawatt Wuskwatim project, currently under construction, valued at $1. 3 billion. Read more...