Duty to Consult

What you need to know when it comes to government and industry

When governments make decisions that impact Aboriginal rights or treaty rights, they are required by Canadian law to consult the potentially affected Aboriginal communities. It’s a simple idea, but in practice the duty to consult remains poorly understood.This publication features historic examples of consultation from B.C. and Alberta. It also explains what duty to consult means in easy to understand terms, such as how the process works and how to identify a case in which the law regarding consultation may apply.

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