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Supreme Court Decision on Aboriginal Includes Definition of Sustainable Development – with far reaching implications

July 25, 2014

The Supreme Court’s decision on the Tsilhqot’in First Nations land title claim includes language that could have come from the Brundtland Commission’s definition of sustainable development: “development which meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. This could have far reaching implications and raises the question as to whether all title should reflect the needs of future generations given the resource constraints the world faces.



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