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Unless feds move to address issues claims tribunal in peril, chair says

The judge who heads the new adjudicative Specific Claims Tribunal warns it will fail if appointments are not made soon to a body the government pledged would deliver expeditious “justice at last” for historic First Nations claims.

British Columbia is considering whether to ask the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a judgment that orders the province to implement pay and pension improvements for its 150 judges

A decision by the British Columbia Court of Appeal serves as an important reminder that landlords must choose carefully when determining which course of action to pursue against a defaulting tenant.

In Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia [2014] S.C.J. No. 44, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that Aboriginal title existed on 1,750 square kilometres of Tsilhqot’in territory, clearly stating that First Nations holding Aboriginal title have the right to decide how those lands are used and that the Crown must make sure First Nations are adequately compensated for the use of Aboriginal title lands.

Aaron Harnett has a substitute for screaming and throwing books at the wall of his Toronto practice. It involves pulling the bench up to his vintage Fender Rhodes piano, headphones on, and diving into a piece of jazz music. At home, the lawyer’s remedy for a stressful day is losing himself inside a video game for a few hours.