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Just Released! Key Developments in Aboriginal Law 2019


Key Developments in Aboriginal Law 2019 has now been released by Thomson Reuters.

Edited by Thomas Isaac, this comprehensive text provides thoughtful analysis on the most significant developments in Canadian Aboriginal law over the past year and their potential impact on numerous areas of law, including mining, energy and constitutional.

Topics covered include:

  • The shifting framework of Aboriginal law
  • Indian status and the crisis of missing and murdered women
  • SCC guidance on effective consultation
  • Indigenous rights outside of Section 35
  • The role of regulatory decision makers in fulfilling the Crown’s duty to consult
  • The impact of Daniels v. Canada
  • Reconciling UNDRIP with Canadian law

In addition to serving as Editor of this authoritative publication, Thomas provided both the preface and the chapter on the Crown’s duty to consult. In addition, Arend J.A. Hoekstra contributed the chapter on effective consultation.

Key Developments in Aboriginal Law 2019 is a convenient reference for anyone researching, advising on or learning about this area of law.

To learn more about Key Developments in Aboriginal Law 2019, or to order a copy, visit

This resource makes an excellent companion piece to Thomas Isaac’s other texts published by Thomson Reuters: Aboriginal Law, Fifth Edition and Aboriginal Law: Supreme Court of Canada Decisions.

About Thomas Isaac

Thomas Isaac is a nationally recognized authority in the area of Aboriginal law, advising business and government clients across Canada on Aboriginal legal matters and related environmental assessments, negotiations and regulatory and constitutional issues. In recognition of his important and significant work in this area, Tom was honoured as one of the nation’s “Top 25 Most Influential” lawyers by Canadian Lawyer magazine in 2018. Learn more about Tom here.