Yahey [Blueberry River First Nation] v. British Columbia, 2015

Description: In 2015 the Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) sought an injunction that would prevent the British Columbia government from proceeding with a planned auction of 15 Timber Sale Licenses. The licenses were to permit logging within BRFN’s traditional territory, contributing to cumulative effects from oil and gas, mining, hydroelectric infrastructure, roads, and agriculture, obstructing BRFN’s ability to exercise treaty rights to hunt, fish and practice other traditional activities. This link provides the docket of the case brought before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Key Words: Blueberry River First Nations, timber licenses, logging, cumulative effects, treaty rights

Lead Organization  Supreme Court of Canada; Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)
Regional Focus  Northern Rockies
Status  Complete
Website www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2015/2015bcsc1302/2015bcsc1302.html
Primary Contact  www.canlii.org/en/info/contact.html
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