Supreme Court to rule on aboriginal land claims

Sign in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. (QMI AGENCY)

Sign in front of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa. (QMI AGENCY)

Jessica Hume, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 2:16 PM ET

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court is expected to rule Thursday in a case about aboriginal land claims that could have profound implications for resource development in Canada.

The case goes back more than two decades when the B.C. government issued permits to logging companies to operate on land the Tsilhqot'in Nation claimed as its own.

The band said the licences contravened the right of its people to use the land for hunting and fishing. They set up blockades and took the matter to court.

 


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