A legal battle over GMO crops in Mexico may shed light on how Canada will interpret Aboriginal and Treaty rights as they relate to economic and agricultural activity on land subject to those rights. Glyphosate is a powerful herbicide. It was developed into a commercial product called Roundup by Monsanto in the 1970s, and…Read more
About: Andrea Lesperance
Andrea Lesperance is a Research Assistant with ABS Canada. Andrea is currently completing her Juris Doctor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law. In 2014, Andrea graduated from the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Earth and Environmental Science with Honours. She has focused her academic scholarship on contemporary Indigenous issues and resource management. Andrea previously worked in community development within South African townships.
Recent Posts by Andrea Lesperance
Canada is currently undergoing a review of the Copyright Act to determine whether the legislation has struck a fair balance between users, creators, and owners of literary and artistic works. These reviews take place every 5 years – the last one was done in 2012. There are potential ABS/Indigenous rights implicated in this review. Indigenous…Read more
For those just reading our blog for the first time, ABS Canada is a research group focusing on the perspectives of Indigenous stakeholders in Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) regimes over genetic resources. The goal of the ABS Canada project is to provide an independent platform for capacity-building through education, training, networking, consultation and the…Read more
Recently, the Government of Canada announced it had assembled a working group of ministers to review all federal laws and policies related to Canada’s Indigenous peoples. Ministers involved include Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, Health Minister Jane Philpott, Families Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Natural Resources Minister…Read more
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