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Can. Supreme Court hearing trust relationship case

Canada's Supreme Court is hearing a landmark case on the trust relationship with First Nations in British Columbia..

Two years ago, 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, a timber company, 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. A decision could take months to reach.

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B.C. First Nations' fight in highest court (CBC 3/24)

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