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Can. Supreme Court to hear landmark trust lawsuit

Canada's Supreme Court will hear oral arguments later this month in a case testing the reaches of the trust relationship.

The British Columbia Court of Appeal ruled that the government has a fiduciary obligation to inform First Nations of actions affecting traditional territories. But in an unprecedented step, the court ruled that a private company doing business on Crown forest land has the same duty.

The government and Weyerhaeuser appealed the decision. The Haida Nation, the Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the First Nations Summit are hoping the Supreme Court will uphold the ruling.

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First Nations rights' fight goes to Supreme Court (CBC 3/11)

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