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Peel land use plan court case

Our goal: We want to have a plan for the Peel that the Government of Yukon and First Nations will embrace.

About the Peel land use court case

The Peel land use planning court case is about interpreting how the land use planning process in Yukon is laid out in the Final Agreements.

We are looking to receive direction from the court on how to interpret the steps involved in the land use planning process. This is a process where the Government of Yukon, First Nations, the Yukon Land Use Planning Council, stakeholders and communities develop a blueprint to guide the future use and development of a particular area of land.

Defendant: Government of Yukon
Plaintiffs: First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun; Tr’ondek Hwech’in; Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation; Yukon Chapter – Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society; Yukon Conservation Society; Gill Cracknell; and Karen Baltgailis.

Status of the Peel land use court case

The Supreme Court of Canada decision is expected within 6 months following the hearing which is scheduled for March 22, 2017.

Peel land use court case timeline



  • March 22. Supreme Court of Canada hearing in Ottawa.
  • January 19. The Government of Yukon files its factum with the Supreme Court of Canada.
     Government of Yukon factum   559 KB




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