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dc.contributor.advisorCrossen, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorMoriarity, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-06T12:54:42Z
dc.date.available2018-11-06T12:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-03
dc.description.abstractThis thesis aims to address uncertainty within the legal regulatory environment of the duty to consult in Canada. It will examine the role of the National Energy Board in conducting consultations with Indigenous peoples when their rights may be adversely impacted by natural resource development projects. In Clyde River et. al. v. Petroleum Geo-Services Inc., 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada found the National Energy Board’s consultation with Inuit to be inadequate. The findings are based on an in-depth analysis of the Court’s decision. In this research, I discuss the prospect of the duty to consult as a unique mechanism for facilitating dialogue about Aboriginal rights under s.35 of the Canadian Constitution. I also consider the potential for consultative dialogue to further a process of legal reconciliation of the pre-existence of distinct Indigenous societies with the assertion of Crown sovereignty. Lastly, I examine the Supreme Court’s ruling in Clyde River that the Crown may rely on the National Energy Board to fulfil its duty to consult. I argue that the National Energy Board’s regulatory process is insufficient to conduct consultations that positively affect the prospect of legal reconciliation. The Board’s mandate fails to direct consultative inquiry to address the concerns Indigenous peoples have about potential impacts on their rights. The Board’s weak consultation in Clyde River is evidence that its mandate requires modernizing if it is to maintain the honour of the Crown and respect Aboriginal rights.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/14101
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUiT Norges arktiske universiteten_US
dc.publisherUiT The Arctic University of Norwayen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2017 The Author(s)
dc.subject.courseIDIND-3901
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Law: 340en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Rettsvitenskap: 340en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Political science and organizational theory: 240en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Statsvitenskap og organisasjonsteori: 240en_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Rightsen_US
dc.subjectCanadian Constitutionen_US
dc.subjectInuiten_US
dc.subjectLand Rightsen_US
dc.subjectRegulatory Boardsen_US
dc.subjectThe Duty to Consulten_US
dc.subjectLegal Reconciliationen_US
dc.titleClyde River and the National Energy Board: The Prospects for Legal Reconciliationen_US
dc.typeMaster thesisen_US
dc.typeMastergradsoppgaveen_US


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