Article by Michael G. Massicotte and Sandi Shannon
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In Stoney First Nation v. Imperial Oil Resources Limited, 2014 ABQB 408 [found here], the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench (per Mahoney J.) dismissed an appeal by the Stoney Tribal Council (the "Stoney") from the decision of Master J. B. Hanebury [found here], in which summary judgment was granted in favour of the defendant/respondent, Imperial Oil Resources Limited ("Imperial"). The case concerned reserve lands that the Stoney had surrendered to Canada "in trust to lease" and which Canada had subsequently entered into a mineral lease with Imperial.