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By Jaimie Lickers, John J. Wilson Yesterday, representatives of the federal government and the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation of Newfoundland announced that – as a result of the litigation advanced by Gowling WLG – it will reassess approximately 58,000 membership applications for membership denied on the basis of the evidentiary criteria set aside in Wells v. Canada. […]

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