David Staples: Justin Trudeau bungles great opportunity to advance First Nations pipeline – The Western Star

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2019102 Views

The photo op we need to see during the 2019 federal election campaign is the photo op we likely won’t see.

Who would be in the photo? Federal leaders Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh, Elizabeth May and Justin Trudeau, each of them posing with leaders from the many dozens of First Nations across Western Canada who strongly support and want an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline.

Canada’s future prosperity — and in particular the prosperity of Indigenous Canadians — has a new hope around proposed First Nations ownership in pipelines like TMX.

Most crucially, if our major pipeline projects are ever going to gain approval in our courts and with the general public, Indigenous participation and part ownership is necessary.

Read More: https://www.thewesternstar.com/opinion/national-perspectives/david-staples-justin-trudeau-bungles-great-opportunity-to-advance-first-nations-pipeline-350956/

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