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Application for leave to appeal to be filed with Supreme Court of Canada

The First Nations and conservation groups have announced that they will be applying for leave to appeal the recent Yukon Court of Appeal's decision to the Supreme Court of Canada. The current ruling allows the government a do-over on its misconduct and leaves the Peel vulnerable to development. 

Court of Appeal upholds integrity of Final Agreements while Sending Peel Back to the Drawing Board

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. 

Peel watershed supporters brave pouring rain for water ceremony

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.

The fight to protect the Peel returns to the Court of Appeal this week

Find out how you can stay engaged and informed as the Peel case is heard by the Court of Appeal. 

Yukon Government to appeal Supreme Court decision on Peel

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. 

A victory for the Peel watershed

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. 

Yukon Supreme Court hearing on Peel watershed begins

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.

First Nations and environmental groups launch legal action to protect Yukon’s Peel River Watershed

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.

National Geographic: Yukon Government Opens Vast Wilderness to Mining

Jan 25, 2014 - The National Geographic featured the Peel Watershed and the Yukon Government's plans to open it up to mining.

NGO community condemns Yukon Government Peel announcement

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. 

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CPAWS Yukon Chapter
506 Steele St. 
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C9
(867) 393-8080

Yukon Conservation Society
302 Hawkins Street
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 1X6
(867) 668-5678