The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

November 16, 2015 08:20 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: How Will an Unprecedented First Nations Court Decision Affect Economic Development Across Canada? New Study Coming Tuesday, Nov. 17

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 16, 2015) - On Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Fraser Institute will release a new study dissecting the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision, allowing two B.C. First Nations to file for damages against aluminum industry giant Rio Tinto.

The study, Economic Development in Jeopardy? Implications of the Saik'uz First Nation and Stellat'en First Nation v. Rio Tinto Decision, spotlights how the decision opens the door for future aboriginal title litigation by First Nations groups against private parties-litigation previously only brought against provincial and federal governments.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday November 17 at 5:30 a.m. (EST).

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Contact Information

    Ravina Bains
    Associate Director, Centre for Aboriginal Policy Studies

    For interviews with Ms. Bains, please contact:
    Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238