No duty to con­sult, high court rules

StarMetro Vancouver - - CANADA & WORLD - Jim Bronskill and Bob We­berthe

Ot­tawa—min­is­ters draft­ing leg­is­la­tion do not have a duty to con­sult Indige­nous groups, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thurs­day. It said law-mak­ing does not amount to con­duct trig­ger­ing the en­trenched duty to con­fer with Indige­nous Peo­ples.

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