Canada

20/01/20
Author: 
Shane McNeil

Jan. 20, 2020

[See video at link.]

It’s too soon to call an end to Canada’s regulatory uncertainty around pipelines, despite recent advancements with Keystone XL and the Trans Mountain expansion project, according to a former TC Energy Corp. chief executive officer.

17/01/20
Author: 
Hina Alam, The Canadian Press
Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender
January 11, 2020
 
The commissioner believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
 
 
16/01/20
Author: 
Shiri Pasternak

Jan. 15, 2020

Shiri Pasternak is a professor of criminology at Ryerson University and the research director of the Yellowhead Institute.

16/01/20
Author: 
John Paul Tasker ·

 Jan 16, 2020 

'Today it's heavy oil, tomorrow it could be anything else,' Justice Malcolm Rowe says at hearing

 [Watch video of Alberta Government here.]

16/01/20
Author: 
Judith Sayers
‘Is this a scorecard of how many First Nations say yes compared to those who say no? Is that how we measure rights and title?’ Photo by Michael Toledano.

Jan. 15, 2020

First Nations expected a new era; instead the government has embraced colonialism and ignored UNDRIP law.

It’s the same old story Indigenous Peoples have heard for generations.

B.C. Premier John Horgan tells the public “the rule of law” demands the Coastal GasLink pipeline go ahead. Permits are in place, and the courts have approved construction.

15/01/20
Author: 
Linda Solomon Wood
Photo from Facebook page of Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en territory.

Jan. 14, 2020

Members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have fought for many years to keep three pipelines from running through their land in northern B.C. At stake, the protesters say, is their way of life, their culture and their system of governance which was recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada in the landmark Delgamuukw decision in 1997.

14/01/20
Author: 
Fair Vote Canada

As voter disengagement, mistrust, and the lure of populism is growing around the world, a powerful way for citizens to lead is emerging. 

13/01/20
Author: 
 Charlie Smith
Chief Na'moks of the Tsayu Clan says that provincial and federal officials have assumed and presumed authority over Wet'suwet'en territory, even though this has never been ceded by anyone. UNIST'OT'EN CAMP
January 12th, 2020 
 
Tensions continue to run high over the 670-kilometre Coastal GasLink pipeline project, which has been approved by the federal and B.C. governments, as well as by 20 elected First Nations councils along the route.

It's become a defining moment not only in the evolution of Indigenous rights, but in the future of B.C.'s NDP government and Canada's oil and gas industry.

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