Grant Huberman focus on cases that establish important legal principles and confirm the rights of Aboriginal peoples. Counsel have been involved in cases that set vital precedents for Aboriginal title, fishing rights, Crown liability for residential schools and the duty of the Crown in treaty negotiations. Peter Grant has argued several cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, the B.C. Court of Appeal and the B.C. Supreme Court.

Several notable cases have involved Peter Grant’s legal team. The seminal decision, Delgamuukw v. The Queen, redefined the meaning of Aboriginal title. In Regina v. Nikal, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed Wet’suwet’en Aboriginal fishing rights. The first case in which a court found that the Crown has a duty to negotiate in good faith when engaging in treaty negotiations was Luuxhon v. The Queen. On the Crown’s duty to consult, Counsel acted in a series of decisions in Gwasslam v. British Columbia, Hupacasath First Nation v. British Columbia and Homalco First Nation v. British Columbia.

In the area of residential school litigation, Peter Grant’s legal team was the first to take a case challenging the issue of the liability of Canada and the United Church to the Supreme Court of Canada (Blackwater v. Plint).  Counsel also challenged the foundation for limiting the damages awarded to survivors of Indian Residential Schools in Barney v. Canada.

Grant Huberman has encouraged Aboriginal Nations to promote the advancement of indigenous rights through international human rights law, before international tribunals such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Council. Grant Huberman look forward to advancing the rights of clients who are unsuccessful in having their rights recognized in domestic forums.

Test Cases involving Counsel at Peter Grant and Associates

Delgamuukw v. The Queen,
[1997] 3 S.C.R. 1010, B.C.J. 1395 (BCCA) [1991] B.C.J. No. 525 (BCSC)
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Regina v. Nikal,
[1996] 1 S.C.R. 1013, (1993) 33 BCCA 18, [1990] B.C.J. 2376
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Luuxhon v. The Queen,
[1999] 3 C.N.L.R. 89
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Gwasslam v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests),
Gitxsan Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests), 2002 BCSC 1701
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Gitxsan Nation v. British Columbia (Minister of Forests),
2004 BCSC 1734
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Blackwater v. Plint,
[2005] 3 S.C.R. 3, 2003 BCCA 671, 2001 BCSC 997
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Hupacasath First Nation v. British Columbia,
2005 BCSC 1712
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Homalco First Nation v. British Columbia,
2004 BCSC 1764
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Homalco First Nation v. British Columbia,
2005 BCSC 283
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