In the Wake of Tsilhqot’in,
To Do Nothing is No
Longer an Option
By Harold Calla, CPA, FCGA
he Supreme Court of Canada’s
decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v.
British Columbia brings a new
reality to the context of Crown-First
Nations negotiation regarding matters
of infringement or impact on First
Nations traditional territory where
treaty does not exist.
This new reality makes the obligations
that governments are required to carry
out on the form and content of the
duty to consult and accommodate
significantly more substantive.