By The Canadian Press - Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 0 Comments
VANCOUVER, B.C. – British Columbia’s top court has rejected a challenge of the province’s…
VANCOUVER, B.C. – British Columbia’s top court has rejected a challenge of the province’s first modern-day native treaty.
Members of the Nisga’a First Nation challenged the agreement signed in 1998 by the northwest B.C. band and the provincial and federal governments.
The dissidents, led by James Robinson, argued the treaty and the enabling laws passed in Parliament and the B.C. legislature created a third order of government and were unconstitutional and that the taxation powers given to the Nisga’a government should be declared void.