Yukon land-claim appeal dismissed by top court

 CBC News

The Yukon government did not breach its duty to consult a First Nation about an agricultural land lease six years ago, Canada’s top court has ruled.

In a decision released Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the appeal and cross-appeal from the Yukon government and the Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation, which were in a court battle over the granting of a lease to a prospective farmer in 2004.

The territorial government was accused of not properly consulting the First Nation, which has a signed land claim and self-government agreement, before granting the agricultural lease to the farmer.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/11/19/scoc-yukon-land-claim-carmacks.html#ixzz15k7t6G92

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