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CUPW Challenges Back to Work Legislation in Court

December 11 2018 Right to Strike Ruled a Charter Right in 2016 Ontario Superior Court Decision Ottawa – The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) will file a constitutional challenge today with the Ontario Superior Court after being legislated back to work by the Liberal government two weeks ago. “You cannot legislate labour peace,” says […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201819 Views

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RCYBC: Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care

December 11, 2018 Relationships Matter for Youth ‘Aging Out’ of Care is a collaborative photovoice project led by Melanie Doucet, a PhD candidate at the McGill School of Social Work and a former youth in care, alongside eight former youth in care between the ages of 19 and 29 from the Greater Vancouver area. Using […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201816 Views

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16 groups to intervene in Saskatchewan carbon tax court challenge – battlefordsNOW

Saskatchewan’s court challenge of the federal carbon tax is growing after a judge announced all 16 groups who applied for intervener status in the case will be allowed to make arguments. The written decision, announced Monday, said all submissions from interveners must be limited to legal arguments related to the carbon tax. The Saskatchewan government […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201818 Views

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BC Representative’s Report Calls for Overhaul of System to Protect and Support Children with Special Needs

VICTORIA – The ordeal of one boy and his family shows that British Columbia’s system of services to support children with complex needs must be overhauled, says an investigative report released today by the Representative for Children and Youth. The report details the events that led to the removal of “Charlie” from his mother’s care […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201834 Views

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AMC continues push to restore First Nations jurisdiction over our children and families

Treaty One Territory, MB. _ The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs has been moving towards the restoration of First Nations jurisdiction over children and families through the draft Bringing Our Children Home Act. The Bringing Our Children Home Act is a Manitoba-specific federal legislation that is guided through ceremony by First Nations citizens, Elders, knowledge keepers, youth and leadership. “Manitoba has created […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201848 Views

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FSIN wants to oversee child welfare after deaths and abuses of children in provincial care – APTN News

November 29, 2018 The federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) wrapped up its assembly Thursday on child welfare and declared that the child welfare system in the province needs to change and it needs to have more control over it. “Because we need grassroots, grassroots support as well, ask your band members, how we can […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201855 Views

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Contempt for courts? Critics denounce disdain for rule of law in Ontario, U.S. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 23, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ Maybe the White House and the Pink Palace have something in common. Inside the rosy sandstone walls of the Ontario legislature, opposition critics were up in arms over a Toronto Star report in which anonymous Conservative insiders accused Dean French, Premier Doug Ford’s chief of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201841 Views

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Expert Panel Members Appointed to Advance Work of Court Challenges Program

From: Canadian Heritage GATINEAU, November 20, 2018 The Government of Canada wants to help people and groups in Canada access the justice system to assert their language rights and human rights. We are committed to strengthening and promoting Canada’s two official languages and human rights. It is important that people and groups are able to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201843 Views

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City of Thunder Bay: Court of Appeal Dismisses CN’s Motion for Stay

November 19, 2018 The Court of Appeal for Ontario has dismissed CN’s request to stay, or postpone, the court’s order made in June 2018, which required CN to reopen the James Street Bridge for vehicle traffic and maintain the bridge in accordance with the 1906 agreement. Mayor Keith Hobbs today made the following statement in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 201831 Views

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Lubicon Lake Nation Responds to Premier Notley’s Settlement Announcement

Issues Still Remain Unresolved says Chief Bernard Ominayak LITTLE BUFFALO, AB, Nov. 20, 2018 – In a letter sent to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley yesterday, longtime Chief Bernard Ominayak of the Muskotew Sakahikan Enowuk which is the traditional Government of the Lubicon Lake Nation (the “Nation”), outlined a number of remaining concerns faced by the First Nation, despite a recently announced Treaty Land Entitlement […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 201852 Views

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Supreme Court to hear latest challenge in dispute between Innu and Rio Tinto – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada says it will hear an appeal over jurisdiction in the latest stage of a long-running effort by Innu First Nations to sue mining giant Rio Tinto. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador launched the appeal after Quebec’s highest court ruled that the Innu […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201830 Views

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Supreme Court Decision: The Innu will not back down in their $900 million lawsuit against Rio Tinto (IOC)

UASHAT MAK MANI-UTENAM, QC, Nov. 15, 2018 – The Innu First Nations of Uashat mak Mani-utenam and Matimekush-Lac John are disappointed by today’s decision of the Supreme Court of Canada to agree to hear an appeal by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on the issue of the jurisdiction of Quebec Courts in respect of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201877 Views

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Gladue principles are failing in courts how will they work in correctional system if ‘enshrined’ in law? – APTN News

November 9, 2018 The number of Indigenous people being incarcerated in this country keeps rising. That’s a phrase heard year after year. Now Indigenous people represent 29 per cent of offenders in the correctional system, a jump of two per cent over a year ago. Female offenders have kept pace, jumping from just under 38 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 201858 Views

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Lawsuit accuses B.C. social worker of stealing from vulnerable First Nations teens – CBC

Proposed class action claims Robert Riley Saunders stole from joint account with First Nations youth Nov 06, 2018 A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a B.C. social worker accused of abusing his position by siphoning funds from the bank account of a vulnerable First Nations teenager. The B.C. Supreme Court notice of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201873 Views

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NewsAlert: Supreme Court sides with Hydro Quebec in historic Churchill Falls dispute – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2018 OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada says there is no legal obligation to reopen the 1969 Churchill Falls energy deal that has been highly profitable for Hydro-Quebec but much less so for Newfoundland and Labrador. In a 7-1 ruling today, the high court says it cannot force the parties […]

by ahnationtalk on November 2, 201846 Views

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AB Government: Standing up for Indigenous families

Oct 31, 2018 New legislation would expand court access for First Nations and ensure private guardianships do not happen without mandatory home studies and cultural plans. If passed, An Act for Strong Families Building Stronger Communities would fulfil one of 16 immediate actions set out in A Stronger, Safer Tomorrow, Alberta’s four-year public action plan […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201847 Views

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UBCIC Deeply Disappointed with Disregard for Indigenous Rights and Environmental Destruction Resulting from Dismissal of Injunction for Site C

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – October 25, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is deeply frustrated by today’s decision from the BC Supreme Court which dismissed the West Moberly First Nation’s application for an interim injunction while their Treaty case is being heard. The decision makes it clear that there will be no […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201868 Views

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B.C. court rules against First Nations bid to stop Site C dam construction – IPolitics

Oct 25, 2018 The Supreme Court of British Columbia has rejected the injunction of northeastern B.C. First Nations groups that want to cancel the $10-million Site C dam project. The West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation argue Site C, a massive hydroelectric dam project along the Peace River in northeast British Columbia, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 25, 201847 Views

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Statement: Supreme Court of British Columbia dismisses injunction application on Site C

October 24, 2018 The Supreme Court of British Columbia has dismissed an injunction application filed by West Moberly First Nations on the Site C project. BC Hydro has reached benefit agreements with the majority of First Nations that we consult with on Site C. We remain committed to working with Indigenous communities to build relationships […]

by pmnationtalk on October 25, 201839 Views

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“Safe With Intervention”: The Report of the Expert Panel on the Deaths of Children and Youth in Residential Placements

A Message from the Expert Panel Dear Dr. Huyer, We thank you for the opportunity to participate in this very important initiative, and we would like to take the opportunity to share our findings with you. The Panel found that in the twelve cases of young people that were reviewed, the systems that were involved […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201877 Views

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Minister Philpott joins Secwépemc Nation in signing ceremony on Child and Family Services reform

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release October 17, 2018 – Kamloops, BC – Indigenous Services Canada Improving the well-being of Indigenous children and families is a shared priority for the Government of Canada and partners. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, joined the Secwépemc Nation in a signing ceremony for a Memorandum […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201868 Views

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First Nation ‘disappointed’ in top court’s consultation ruling

Credits: The Canadian Press Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that federal ministers do not have to consult Indigenous groups when drafting legislation. An Alberta First Nation argued that they should be consulted on legislation that affects their treaty rights. (Oct. 11) Use our news video on your website or broadcast: http://www.thecanadianpress.com/multi… The Canadian Press is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2018265 Views

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Analysis: Courts must uphold Indigenous rights when the Crown denies them – Rabble.ca

October 15, 2018 Last week, after the Supreme Court ruled that Parliament does not have to consult Indigenous communities when drafting new laws, CTV’s Don Martin asked: “Don’t Indigenous groups have the opportunity to express their concerns during the committee hearings that normally happen when the government presents new legislation?” That was a good question, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201855 Views

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What the Supreme Court ruling means for Indigenous consultation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 13, 2018 By Dwight Newman, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law, University of Saskatchewan THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201876 Views

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Canada doesn’t have to consult Indigenous people before drafting laws, top court rules

Credits: CBC News Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations chief, reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision that the government does not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups when making laws. For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2018320 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs shocked by today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada

October 11, 2018 Treaty One Territory, MB – Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is responding to news that the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in the Mikisew case held that Parliament does not have a duty to consult with Indigenous people before introducing laws that may affect constitutionally-protected Aboriginal and Treaty rights and title. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201873 Views

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No duty to consult Indigenous groups on federal law making: Supreme Court – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2018 17:37 By Jim Bronskill and Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Federal ministers drafting legislation do not have a duty to consult Indigenous groups, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday In a decision involving an Alberta First Nation, a majority of the high court said law-making does not amount to Crown conduct […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201861 Views

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The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls to intervene at the Supreme Court of Canada: Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen

Winnipeg, MB. – On October 11, 2018, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will be an intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada in the case Barton v. Her Majesty the Queen. The National Inquiry will focus arguments on the over-representation of Indigenous women as victims and judicial notice of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2018130 Views

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RCYBC: Annual Report 2017/18 and Service Plan 2018/19 to 2019/20

Sept. 28, 2018 This report provides an overview of the work of the Office on behalf of the vulnerable children and youth of B.C. over the past year and a plan outlining goals and objectives for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 fiscal years. Complete financial statements are also included. Download report Download financial statements NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201878 Views

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The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says reducing child welfare numbers not sufficient, want children returned to families and Nations

In a September 25, 2018, media release, the provincial government lauded its child welfare reform plans while reporting 386 less children in CFS care from March 31, 2017, to March 31, 2018. Grand Chief Arlen Dumas of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) said, “A reduction for the first time in 15 years—that’s great. But […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201867 Views

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Former Qalipu candidate Eric Tucker files for an injunction in Corner Brook court to stop band election – The Western Star

Eric Tucker is hoping various court actions he is undertaking will not only preserve indigenous status cards for more than 10,000 people, but will also put the upcoming Qalipu election on hold. In late August, the former Meadows resident who currently lives in Ontario filed an application in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201863 Views

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OCYA-NL: Child and Youth Advocate Releases Status Report on Recommendations

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate has released the 2017-18 Status Report on Recommendations. This Status Report is issued annually and reports on the progress of all recommendations made by the Child and Youth Advocate to date. This report is very encouraging. As of March 31, 2018 the Office of the Child and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2018114 Views

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Province reports first decrease in child welfare numbers in 15 years – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 25, 2018  By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ Manitoba’s high number of kids in the child welfare system has dropped for the first time in 15 years, show figures released Tuesday by the provincial government. Excerpts from the Families Department’s upcoming annual report show 10,328 kids were in care as […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 2018113 Views

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Province Reports Reduction in the Number of Children in Care

September 25, 2018 Year-end Numbers Show First Decrease in 15 Years: Stefanson The number of children in the care of Manitoba Child and Family Services (CFS) has decreased for the first time in the last 15 years, according the department’s year-end numbers, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “While these numbers capture a snapshot of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201895 Views

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Iqaluit needs more foster families, Nunavut government says – Nunatsiaq News

September 25, 2018 “We very much encourage Inuit families to become foster parents, it is critical that children maintain their cultural roots” The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Family Services is looking for responsible and committed foster parents to meet the needs of children in care in Iqaluit. Though there are currently 45 foster homes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201888 Views

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Release: Indigenous leaders urge Trudeau to respect the Federal Court of Appeal’s unanimous decision, and cancel Trans Mountain

“Mr. Trudeau, enough is enough,” Grand Chief Stewart Phillip (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 21, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the recent directive to the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2018128 Views

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Call for Foster Parents in Iqaluit

Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child or youth? The Department of Family Services is looking for foster parents in Iqaluit! Reasons why should you foster? To make a difference in the life of a child; To help children and families in your community when they need your help […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201898 Views

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Child Welfare Legislative Review Committee Submits Report to Government

September 18, 2018 Recommendations Focus on Empowering Families and Communities Through Dramatic Shift in the Child Welfare System: Stefanson The provincially appointed legislative review committee on child welfare submitted its final report and recommendations to government, Families Minister Heather Stefanson announced today. “This is the first critical review in 15 years and we commend the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 19, 2018130 Views

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Federal Court confirms legal fees in ’60s Scoop class action lawsuit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 11, 2018 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A Federal Court judge says he doesn’t have the power to reconsider how much the government should pay lawyers who led a successful class-action lawsuit against Canada over the so-called ’60s Scoop. In a decision released this week, Judge Michael Phelan said […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2018119 Views

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First Nation families sue federal government over stipend cut – Mortgage Broker News

10 Sep 2018 Seventy First Nation families who were forced to leave their homes in Manitoba are still renting in Winnipeg and are set to lose a federal government stipend. The families moved out in 2011 when homes were flooded after the provincial government diverted water from the Assiniboine River to reduce flood risk for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201882 Views

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Judge strikes down bill to reduce Toronto council size – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 10, 2018 9:03 TORONTO _ An Ontario judge has struck down the provincial government’s efforts to slash the size of Toronto city council in the middle of an election, saying the move violated constitutional rights. In a decision handed down early Monday morning, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba said Premier Doug Ford and his […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201897 Views

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BCAFN: Court of Appeal Decision a Wakeup Call

(Lheidli T’enneh Territory, Prince George, BC – Aug 31, 2018) – Yesterday the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the decision by the Trudeau government that approved the Kinder Morgan TransMountain Expansion Pipeline. It is an important decision for First Nations who have been fighting a flawed National Energy Board process, and a broader issue of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2018127 Views

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Brief court appearance for 16 year old charged in shooting of German tourist – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 4, 2018 COCHRANE, Alta. _ The case of a 16-year-old charged in a southern Alberta highway shooting that left a German tourist with serious injuries has been delayed for a week. The teen appeared in Cochrane provincial court via a video link and was granted a week’s delay while he tries to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 201884 Views

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NEB update to Federal Court decision

August 31, 2018 The Federal Court of Appeal decision of August 30th 2018 has quashed the Order in Council approving the Trans Mountain Expansion project, and nullified the Certificate issued by the NEB for the Project. In the absence of a Certificate, the NEB expects that Trans Mountain will safely cease all construction activity in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201890 Views

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Federal Court of Appeal decision a clear victory for all Indigenous communities in BC

August 30, 2018 Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC — The First Nations Summit is applauding today’s Federal Court of Appeal court unanimous decision which quashed the federal government’s approval of the Trans Mountain expansion project. The court indicated in its ruling that the federal government failed to adequately consult First Nations whose rights are impacted by […]

by pmnationtalk on August 31, 2018130 Views

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Federal judges out of touch in Trans Mountain pipeline expansion case: Kenney – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 30, 2018  THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Alberta’s Opposition Leader says the federal judges who overturned approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are out of touch with the real world. “They keep moving the goalposts on what is required,” Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservatives, said in Calgary Thursday. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2018111 Views

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Victory for First Nations Rights Says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Federal Court Ruling to Halt Construction of Trans Mountain

Victory for First Nations Rights Says AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde on Federal Court Ruling to Halt Construction of Trans Mountain OTTAWA, Aug. 30, 2018 – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde released the below statement in response to today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal to halt construction of the Trans […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2018347 Views

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BC Gov News – Premier’s statement on Federal Court of Appeal decision

Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement on the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project: “This case has been led by First Nations asserting their rights. We joined the case to defend British Columbia’s interests, and to highlight the risks to the province’s environment and economy. “Many British […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 201894 Views

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UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down. The UBCIC congratulates the following litigants: Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Squamish Nation; Coldwater Indian Band; […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2018139 Views

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Court quashes Canada’s approval of pipeline – CP

Source: The Associated Press Aug 30, 2018 By Rob Gillies THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TORONTO _ Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday quashed the approval of the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast. The decision means the country’s National Energy Board […]

by ahnationtalk on August 30, 2018107 Views

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