April 21, 2013 – Members of the Peter Grant & Associates Team gathering for breakfast and a photo before participating in the 2013 Vancouver Sun Run. (click the image for a larger picture)
Retirement Announcement for Allan Early
Peter Grant and Associates announces the retirement of Allan Early from our firm on January 31, 2013. Allan joined our firm as an associate in June 1997.
For more than fifteen years Allan has practiced Aboriginal Law devoting himself to the Residential School Survivors Claims. Allan has also studied climate change as it affects First Nations.
Law has been Allan’s third major career and he says he is now shifting gears as he moves onto his fourth career.
Allan has been a valuable part of our legal team and will be missed at Peter Grant and Associates. We extend our best wishers for success in his future endeavors.
Peter Grant & Associates assisting the Ktunaxa Nation in fight against proposed Jumbo Glacier Ski Resort
Peter Grant & Associates is honoured to assist the Ktunaxa Nation in its efforts to protect an area of great sacredness for its citizens and the Nation as a whole.
On November 30, 2012 Peter Grant & Associates filed an application for judicial review in the BC Supreme Court challenging the decision of the Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to approve the Jumbo Glacier ski resort in the heart of Qat’muk, a site highly sacred to the Ktunaxa and the Ktunaxa Nation. Building the resort village in the heart of Qat’muk would seriously threaten the Ktunaxa’s traditional spiritual and religious ways, distinctive culture and identity.
Deadline Approaches for CEP Application under Indian Residential School Agreement
On September 19, 2011, the four-year time period for applications for Common Experience Payment (CEP) under the Indian Residential School Settlement Act will have expired. Any persons who believe they may be eligible for a claim from any Indian Residential School should file their claim prior to September 19, 2011.
Supreme Court of Canada Re-enforces Crown’s Duty to Consult and Obligation to Uphold Honour of the Crown
On October 28, 2010 the Supreme Court of Canada rendered a decision in the case of Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. v. Carrier Sekani Tribal Council. The Supreme Court clarified the “triggers” for the duty to consult and affirmed that the duty arises when the Crown has actual or “constructive knowledge” where the Crown has reason to “reasonably suspect” that the lands have been traditionally occupied by an aboriginal community.
Residential School Adjudication Process: Beyond Dispute Resolution Ethical Issues Confronting Legal Counsel for Claimants
Paper by Peter Grant.
Click for PDF [107 kb]
Aboriginal Consultation and Accommodation in a Multi Project Setting
On May 11, 2010, Myron Barr gave a presentation to the Western Canada Aboriginal Law Forum. His presentation focused on major gas developments in Northeastern British Columbia in the heart of the Fort Nelson First Nation Traditional Territory.
Click for PowerPoint Presentation [244 kb]
August 15, 2009
Peter Grant has Resolution Passed at CBA Annual Meeting in Dublin, Ireland [on behalf of Residential School survivors]
April 27, 2009
Hagwilget Village Gets Justice After 50 Years
Inquest Jury Finds Cause of Death as Homicide
Peter Grant and Associates is proud to have represented Corinna Hall in her struggle to obtain an inquest into the death of her daughter, Savanah Brianna Marie Hall, who died in foster care in January 2001. After a year and a half of effort on Corinna's behalf, an inquest was finally announced in March 2007. It commenced on October 22, 2007, in Prince George, B.C. Read the Story
News Release: March 8, 2007
Nine Judges Finalize the Approval of Residential School Settlement. On Thursday, March 8, 2007 an historic event occurred when nine judges from across Canada convened together in Calgary. Read News Release [PDF]
Residential School Settlement Agreement Approved
News Release: December 15, 2006
Seven of nine courts across Canada approve the National Residential School Settlement Agreement. Read News Release [PDF]
There have been a number of questions raised about the Indian Residential School Agreement. We've compiled the most common questions and answers in an a clear, easy-to-understand FAQ, available for download here.
News Release: October 31, 2006
Recent Court Hearings on the Court approval process of the National Settlement Agreement, Re: Indian Residential School Claims
All nine Canadian Courts charged with approving the National Agreement on Indian Residential School claims (“the Agreement”) have now held hearings with respect to approval of the Agreement. None of the Courts have made a decision at this time. The longest hearing was held in British Columbia, over the course of five days, before Chief Justice Brenner of the British Columbia Supreme Court. Read More... [PDF]