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SCC decision: December 15, 2006

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McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. v. God’s Lake First Nation, 2006 SCC 58
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(Property on reserve Aboriginal reserve / exemption from seizure)
The lumber company obtained a consent judgment against the band for non-payment for construction materials. The lumber company then garnished funds held by the band in an off-reserve financial institution. The Court held that the funds were not “situated on a reserve”, nor were they deemed to be situated on a reserve, under the Indian Act, and so were liable to garnishment.
Majority/Dissenting: 6/3