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The Yukon Court of Appeal issued its ruling, upholding the Supreme Court's finding that the government violated its constitutional obligations and failed to act in the spirit of reconciliation. However, it issued a new remedy, sending the consultation back to an earlier stage, which is a major step back for land use planning and leaves the Peel at risk.
In pouring rain 200 supporters arrived at the steps to the Yukon Law Court, yesterday, where the Peel Watershed Case is underway, to participate in a one hour long Water Celebration for the Peel.
Find out how you can stay engaged and informed as the Peel case is heard by the Court of Appeal.
The Yukon Government announced late yesterday that they would appeal Justice Veale’s decision in The First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun et. al. v The Government of Yukon.
The Yukon Supreme Court ruled in favour of the First Nations and environmental groups, upholding the integrity of the Final Agreements and sending the consultation back the final stage, which constrains the government from making modifications to the proportion of protection and development in the Peel watershed.
Thomas R. Berger, O.C., Q.C. will argue a landmark constitutional case against the Government of Yukon on behalf of two Yukon First Nations and two environmental organizations in Yukon Supreme Court in Whitehorse, July 7-11, 2014.
the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Yukon Chapter (CPAWS Yukon) and the Yukon Conservation Society are launching a legal action to force the Yukon Government to implement a Land Use Plan that would protect 54,000 square kilometres of wilderness in northern Yukon’s Peel River Watershed, against mining and other industrial development.
Jan 25, 2014 - The National Geographic featured the Peel Watershed and the Yukon Government's plans to open it up to mining.
The Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) and Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Yukon are condemning Yukon Government’s announcement today that they are throwing out the Peel Watershed Planning Commission’s Final Recommended Plan and instead implementing government’s own unilateral plan for the region.