Grand Rapids First Nation v. Canada

The Federal Court of Appeal released a decision on September 12, 2014 in Grand Rapids First Nation v. Canada, setting aside an order of the Federal Court that upheld the Government of Canada's claim to settlement, litigation brief and solicitor-client privilege over documents it had produced years earlier as exhibits to its own affidavit evidence.

This appellate decision on issues of disclosure comes as part of long-standing litigation between the Opaskwayak, Chemawawin and Misipawistik Cree Nations in Manitoba and the federal government over the latter government's involvement in a Manitoba Hydro project on the Saskatchewan River dating back to the 1960s.
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