In a recent debate in the Senate, the Hon. Murray Sinclair made some important comments about Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. His powerful and moving speech is worth reading for many reasons, but I am especially interested in what he considers the legal effect of Bill C-262 will be. In short, he does not think this bill will implement the Declaration in federal law. I agree.
After three years of serving as Executive Legal Officer at the Supreme Court of Canada–and therefore not maintaining my web site–I am back in private practice in Vancouver and Ottawa. So I’m relaunching my web site.
The new site is mostly a blog about the reception of public international legal norms in Canadian law, to complement my continued writing on that subject.