Daniels v. Canada: Origins, Intentions, Futures

Joseph Magnet

Abstract


On August 14, 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada decided Daniels v. Canada,[1] one of (if not) the most transformative indigenous constitutional cases of this generation.  The Daniels decision is the culmination of a 17-year legal odyssey that began in 1999. I’m going to discuss the origins of the Daniels case, the hopes that motivated the plaintiffs’ team I led as we soldiered on, and invite you to peer into some possible futures in the aftermath of our victory.


[1] Daniels v. Canada, 2016 SCC 12 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5663/aps.v6i2.28316

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