The troubled sequel: Canadian aboriginal title revisited in the BC Court of Appeal

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Young, Simon. 2012. "The troubled sequel: Canadian aboriginal title revisited in the BC Court of Appeal." Australian Property Law Bulletin. 26 (10), pp. 147-150.
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The troubled sequel: Canadian aboriginal title revisited in the BC Court of Appeal

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AuthorYoung, Simon
Journal TitleAustralian Property Law Bulletin
Journal Citation26 (10), pp. 147-150
Number of Pages4
Year2012
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
Web Address (URL)http://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en-au/products/australian-property-law-bulletin.page
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The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has recently handed down the much-awaited decision in William v British Columbia1 -- an appeal from a 2007 Supreme Court decision regarding an important Canadian Aboriginal title and rights claim. On the subject of Aboriginal title, this litigation is a slow-coming sequel to the watershed contemporary Canadian case of Delgamuukw v British Columbia. It addresses the important question of exactly what level of historical occupation is required for an Aboriginal title claim -- the trial judge steering a middle path between arguments presented, but the Court of Appeal taking a significantly narrower approach.

Keywordsnative title; aboriginal title; indigenous land rights
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480604. Property law (excl. intellectual property law)
450599. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community not elsewhere classified
480499. Law in context not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Western Australia
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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