Court Cases

Since 1980 Jack Woodward has worked on a number of significant Supreme Court of Canada cases. In this section, you will find a timeline mapping Jack’s legal career and highlighting his most notable cases and related legal work.

2018

Fort McKay First Nation v. HMTQ

On December 3, 2018 Jack Woodward commenced an action on behalf of Fort McKay First Nation for an injunction to save Moose Lake from industrial development in northern Alberta.
2014
2012

Appointed Queen's Counsel

2011
2002
1999
1997
1995

Awarded the Dean's Cup

For outstanding service to the University of Victoria Faculty of Law.
1989

Filed Tsilhqot’in Proceedings

This filing started a 25-year legal project which resulted in the Supreme Court of Canada’s Tsilhqot’in decision of June 26, 2014. See time line for further details.
1985

Adjunct Professor of Law at UVic

Jack was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law from 1985 to 2001.
1984
1983
1981
1980

Nuu-chah-nulth and Haida Nation Claims filed

Filed comprehensive claims for the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation and the Haida Nation under Canada’s Comprehensive Land Claims Policy.