In this episode of Pod Bless Canada, Ken Coates is joined by MLI Senior Fellow Dwight Newman to discuss the current state of affairs in Canada with respect to Indigenous rights in law, recent court cases, and what this all means for the resource economy.
Their discussion traces watershed events in Canadian legal history to the present, clarifying the legal standing of claims now at the heart of a national debate around Bill C-69.
Dwight Newman is Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law. Dwight is a foremost scholar and regular commentator concerning the topics discussed in this episode. He holds a doctorate in Legal Philosophy from Oxford University where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
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