Supreme Court of Canada
On Dec. 1, 2017, the Supreme Court ruled in our favour - a massive legal victory for the Peel Watershed and the integrity of the Yukon's Final Agreements. The decision means the Yukon Government must now complete the final stage of consultation for the Peel Watershed - rather than return to an earlier stage where it could introduce new modifications pertaining to access and development in the Watershed. The decision also limits the Yukon Government's ability to modify or reject a plan at the final stage of the process.
Our deepest gratitude to all of the Peel supporters near and far who helped support the integrity of the Final Agreements and the protection of the Peel Watershed.
The Peel is not yet fully protected - we still need to go through final consultations on a Peel Watershed Land Use Plan. This is what should have happened years ago, before the previous Yukon government derailed the land use planning process by introducing its own plan at the last minute. The Yukon government and First Nations have already met to discuss next steps for final consultations, which will be starting soon. Stay tuned for more details about consultations once they are released. We will need your voice for one last push to see this campaign to the end!
Recording of the Supreme Court of Canada legal hearing: You can a video of the two-hour proceeding at the Supreme Court's website here
A variety of additional resources from our journey to the Supreme Court of Canada are available below.
Blog and Interviews
Click here for a recap of our time and activities in Ottawa, including interviews with individuals from the Peel delegation
Photos from Ottawa
Click here to access a Dropbox folder with photos from March 22.
Click here for our official press release from March 22.
Click here for a list of media coverage about the Peel case going to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Click here for a list of the events we organized in the Yukon and Ottawa around the hearing.