Supreme Court: National Energy Board needs to consult with Indigenous peoples over energy projects

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“The Supreme Court of Canada has quashed plans for seismic testing in Nunavut, delivering a major victory to Inuit who argued they were inadequately consulted before the National Energy Board gave oil companies the green light to conduct this disruptive activity.” (CBC)

Sébastien Jodoin, Faculty of Law, McGill University

“This is an important victory for the protection of the rights of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the fight against climate change.”—Sébastien Jodoin

Professor Jodoin is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He is also a Faculty Associate of the Governance, Environment & Markets Initiative at Yale University. His research seeks to understand law and public policy in the context of the manifold forces associated with globalization, processes of social change, new and evolving forms of public and private governance, and the pursuit of sustainability at various levels.

sebastien.jodoin-pilon [at] mcgill.ca (English, French)

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