First Nations win Quebec Superior Court decision

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  04/07/2024 08:44 A recent Quebec Superior Court decision agreed that the provincial government has an obligation to consult with First Nations on wildlife considerations on their traditional unceded territory, it said in a decision late last month. The June 21 decision from Quebec Superior Court Justice Marie Cossette ruled the government not only failed in its duty to consult First Nations on matters of caribou hunting and conservation – but also ruled the consultation must be launched by September 30. “In addition to violating their right to be consulted, the situation of the caribou deteriorates further during this time and the government is still not in a position to indicate to the tribunal when the proposed protection strategy will be communicated,” she said…

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