Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4

JurisdictionFederal Jurisdiction (Canada)
JudgeMcLachlin, Beverley; Abella, Rosalie Silberman; Moldaver, Michael J.; Karakatsanis, Andromache; Wagner, Richard; Gascon, Clément; Côté, Suzanne; Brown, Russell; Rowe, Malcolm
Citation2018 SCC 4,417 DLR (4th) 239
Docket Number36983
CourtSupreme Court (Canada)
Date02 February 2018
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  • Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique c. Canada (Emploi et Développement social),
    • Canada
    • Federal Court (Canada)
    • May 23, 2018
    ...(Attorney General), 2010 FC 999, [2012] 2 F.C.R. 23; Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, [2018] 1 S.C.R. 83; R. v. D.A.I., 2012 SCC 5, [2012] 1 S.C.R. 149.REFERRED TO:Doucet-Boudreau v. Nova Scotia (Minister of Education)) 2003 SCC ......
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • August 30, 2018
    ...Cowichan (District), 2012 SCC 2, [2012] 1 S.C.R. 5; Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, [2018] 1 S.C.R. 83, 417 D.L.R. (4th) 239; Bergeron v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FCA 160, 474 N.R. 366; Forest Ethics Advocacy Association ......
  • Schmidt c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • March 20, 2018
    ...what one might wish or pretend it to have said”: Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, [2018] 1 S.C.R. 83, at paragraph 202 (per Brown J., McLachlin C.J. [as she then was] concurring, the other Justices not disagreeing with the......
  • Weir-Jones Technical Services Incorporated v Purolator Courier Ltd, 2019 ABCA 49
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • February 6, 2019
    ...could order a jury trial when the plaintiff’s claim was for an amount below the $75,000 floor). [142] Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada, 2018 SCC 4, ¶ 202 per Brown, J. (“The Tribunal is no more constitutionally empowered than this Court to aim for a result consistent with its own policy ......
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  • Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique c. Canada (Emploi et Développement social),
    • Canada
    • Federal Court (Canada)
    • May 23, 2018
    ...(Attorney General), 2010 FC 999, [2012] 2 F.C.R. 23; Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, [2018] 1 S.C.R. 83; R. v. D.A.I., 2012 SCC 5, [2012] 1 S.C.R. 149.REFERRED TO:Doucet-Boudreau v. Nova Scotia (Minister of Education)) 2003 SCC ......
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • August 30, 2018
    ...Cowichan (District), 2012 SCC 2, [2012] 1 S.C.R. 5; Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, [2018] 1 S.C.R. 83, 417 D.L.R. (4th) 239; Bergeron v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FCA 160, 474 N.R. 366; Forest Ethics Advocacy Association ......
  • Schmidt c. Canada (Procureur général),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Canada)
    • March 20, 2018
    ...what one might wish or pretend it to have said”: Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, [2018] 1 S.C.R. 83, at paragraph 202 (per Brown J., McLachlin C.J. [as she then was] concurring, the other Justices not disagreeing with the......
  • Weir-Jones Technical Services Incorporated v Purolator Courier Ltd, 2019 ABCA 49
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Alberta)
    • February 6, 2019
    ...could order a jury trial when the plaintiff’s claim was for an amount below the $75,000 floor). [142] Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada, 2018 SCC 4, ¶ 202 per Brown, J. (“The Tribunal is no more constitutionally empowered than this Court to aim for a result consistent with its own policy ......
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2 firm's commentaries
  • COURT OF APPEAL SUMMARIES (August 28 – September 1)
    • Canada
    • LexBlog Canada
    • September 3, 2023
    ...v. Elder Advocates of Alberta Society, 2011 SCC 24, Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4, Wewaykum Indian Band v. Canada, 2002 SCC 79, Galambos v. Perez, 2009 SCC 48, K.L.B. v. British Columbia, 2003 SCC 51, Ermineskin Indian Band and......
  • 2018: The SCC Year In Review
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • January 10, 2019
    ...Mikisew's application for judicial review in this case. Williams Lake Indian Band v. Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4 The Williams Lake Indian Band has traditional territory near Williams Lake. The territory was never protected under the pre-emption system in......
6 books & journal articles
  • Litigating Cross-Border Aboriginal Title Claims in Canada: The Possibility (and Necessity) of a Federal Legislative Response to Newfoundland and Labrador (Attorney General) v. Uashaunnuat (Innu of Uashat and of Mani-Utenam).
    • Canada
    • McGill Law Journal Vol. 67 No. 2, December 2021
    • December 1, 2021
    ...legal interest belonging to an Indigenous community (see Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4 at paras 80-81 [Williams Lake]; Manitoba Metis Federation Inc v Canada (Attorney General), 2013 SCC 14 at para 51 [Manitoba Metis]; Haida Nat......
  • SO YOU WANT TO IMPLEMENT UNDRIP.
    • Canada
    • University of British Columbia Law Review Vol. 53 No. 4, September 2021
    • September 1, 2021
    ...Canada, 2009 SCC 9 at paras 57, 131 [Ermineskin ], and in Williams Lake Indian Bandv Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4 at para (138) "I do not think the Canadian government can avoid responsibility for the dependency its own policies have created, especially w......
  • The Basics: The Origins of Law
    • Canada
    • Irwin Books Fundamental Law for Journalists
    • January 1, 2023
    ...lost to assimilationist policies by the federal and 4 See Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada (Aboriginal Afairs and Northern Development) , 2018 SCC 4, in which a First Nation successfully argued illegal treatment by the colonial government of British Columbia before the province joined Con......
  • THE ROAD NOT TAKEN: RESERVING LANDS FOR EXCLUSIVE INDIGENOUS USE AND OCCUPATION.
    • Canada
    • University of British Columbia Law Review Vol. 53 No. 3, April 2021
    • April 1, 2021
    ...Act 1867 (UK), 30 & 31 Vict, c 3, s 91(24). (2) Williams Lake Indian Band v Canada (Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), 2018 SCC 4 [Williams (3) British Columbia Terms of Union, 1871, ESC 1985, reprinted in Appendix II, No 10, online: [BC Terms of Union]. (4) Williams Lake, su......
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