July 9, 2015 – Angel Sue Larkman v. Attorney General of Canada

An application for leave brought to the Supreme Court of Canada was denied today.

Ms. Angel Sue Larkman sought to set aside an Order in Council, dated December 1952, that purported to “voluntarily enfranchise” Ms. Larkman’s grandmother, Laura Flood. Now repealed, enfranchisement was the statutory regime aimed at assimilating Aboriginal peoples. Ms. Larkman argued that her grandmother’s enfranchisement was obtained by way of fraud as she did not, in fact, apply to have her Indian status revoked.

Read more about this case here.

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