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Aboriginal Law and the Marine Liability Act

Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia is making a very novel argument regarding the constitutionality of the  limitation of liability provisions in the Canada Marine Act in relation to its section 35 rights. The case relates to the sinking of the Nathan E. Stewart in 2016. See the full article here: 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-canada-must-clean-up-its-colonial-marine-pollution-liability-laws/

Further information is available here:

http://www.heiltsuknation.ca/the-nathan-e-stewart-oil-spill/


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