SOURCE: The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

May 25, 2016 08:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: New Study Spotlighting Federal and Provincial Policies on the Legal Duty to Consult Aboriginal Peoples Coming Thursday, May 26

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - May 25, 2016) -  On Thursday, May 26, the Fraser Institute will release a new study spotlighting the legal duty to consult -- a principle in Canadian law that obligates governments to consult Aboriginal peoples prior to making decisions that could affect Aboriginal or treaty rights.

In an effort to address the Crown's obligation, provinces have produced policies and guidelines to govern the consultation processes. The study, The Duty to Consult with Aboriginal Peoples, highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the various frameworks.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on May 26 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

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Contact Information

    Ravina Bains
    Associate Director
    Centre for Aboriginal Policy Studies, Fraser Institute

    For media interviews please contact:
    Aanand Radia
    Media Relations Specialist
    Fraser Institute 
    (416) 363-6575 ext. 238