The Legislature will address the Far North Act when they are back in session. But we should not hold our breaths. Because the answer to how to govern the north should not come from provincial law. It must be found through a negotiated joint-planning regime based on renewed treaty relations.
Dayna Nadine Scott holds a York Research Chair and is Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She is the co-director of Osgoode’s Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic, a coordinator of the joint MES/JD program, and a collaborator on Osgoode’s Anishinaabe Law Camp. Professor Scott is currently leading a SSHRC-funded grant called “Consent and Contract: Authorizing Extraction in Ontario’s Ring of Fire” with community-based researchers and community partners. Her teaching is in the areas of Environmental Law, International Environmental Law and Environmental Justice.