The Right to Safe Water and Crown-Aboriginal Fiduciary Law: Litigating a Resolution to the Public Health Hazards of On-Reserve Water Problems

Constance MacIntosh

Abstract


This chapter explores how fiduciary law could be used to support a legal argument that Canada is obliged to take action to resolve the on-going problems with unsafe drinking water on First Nations reserves. While drawing primarily on recent domestic jurisprudence, the chapter also considers how international law supports finding Canada has obligations which require implementation.

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Aboriginal Law

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