In his Supreme Court Judgment concerning the Yukon government’s Peel watershed plan, Justice Veale said:
“I have concluded that the process adopted by the Government of Yukon to create the government-approved plan was not based upon a contextual interpretation of s. 11.6.0. Nor did it enhance the goal of reconciliation. It was an ungenerous interpretation not consistent with the honour and integrity of the Crown.”
This is consistent with what most Yukoners have said all along. It is a pity that so much time and so many resources were required to establish this in a court of law. But then again, it now exists as a legal precedent.
Congratulations to all the plaintiffs and their lawyer, Thomas Berger.