Supreme Court rules in favour of Yukon First Nations in Peel watershed dispute

Peel Watershed Protected: The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled in favour of Yukon First Nations in their fight to protect the Peel watershed region, (an area roughly the size of Scotland) rolling back years of planning and returning the parties to an earlier stage in the planning process.

The unanimous ruling released Friday ends a five-year legal battle between the Yukon government and a group of First Nations and environmental groups. The case was fought in territorial courts before the First Nations and environmental groups appealed to the country’s highest court.

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