Indigenous Peoples

07/03/19
Author: 
Christopher Pollon
The Skeena River. Photo: Sam Beebe / Flickr

Feb. 28, 2019

A rushed process that emphasizes hatcheries and coastal fisheries over habitat restoration and inland spawning streams has some worried the province’s new plan is meant, first and foremost, to serve commercial fishing interests

Efforts to create a made-in-B.C. strategy to assure the future abundance of wild salmon is off to a rocky start — marred by rushed consultations and a process dominated by coastal fishing interests, leaving environmentalists, scientists and interior communities on the outside looking in.

05/03/19
Author: 
First Nations Leaders
CEASE WORK ORDERS ISSUED TO COASTAL GASLINK

HEAL THE PEOPLE - DEFEND THE LAND 
05/03/19
Author: 
Primary Author Paul McKay
Montreal Gazette/Twitter

MARCH 3, 2019

In an analysis for The Energy Mix, award-winning investigative journalist Paul McKay traces the parallels between the SNC-Lavalin scandal that has transfixed Canada’s capital and the Trudeau government’s decision to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline in spite of its avowed commitment to climate action. “As nature abhors a vacuum,” he writes, “democracy abhors a stacked legal deck.”

01/03/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Feb 27, 2019 
Province and First Nations seeking ‘alternatives to litigation’ in confidential discussions

West Moberly First Nations are not backing down from their long battle to stop the Site C dam following Tuesday’s announcement that they will engage in confidential discussions with BC Hydro and the provincial government, says Chief Roland Willson.

28/02/19
Author: 
The Canadian Press
The latest figure on the cost of the dam is $10.7 billion and when complete on the Peace River in northeast B.C. it would power the equivalent of 450,000 homes a year. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

The trial was expected to start in 2022

Feb. 26, 2019 

The British Columbia government, BC Hydro and two First Nations have entered talks to avoid court action over the massive Site C hydroelectric dam.

The parties were in B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday to set a 120-day trial that was expected to start in 2022.

20/02/19
Author: 
Laura Ryckewaert

FEB. 18, 2019

B.C. lawyer Eugene Kung says he would be ‘very surprised’ if the Trans Mountain reconsideration process isn’t challenged in court.

09/02/19
Author: 
http://www.ienearth.org/

TALKING POINTS ON THE AOC-MARKEY GREEN NEW DEAL (GND) RESOLUTION

05/02/19
Author: 
John Ivison
Finance Minister Bill Morneau speaks with reporters about the Parliamentary Budget Officer's report on the Trans Mountain pipeline outside the House of Commons Thursday.Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

Morneau may not have been fleeced, but certainly paid at the high end of the valuation scale, apparently assuming that everything would proceed smoothly

January 31, 2019
 

The sticker price Kinder Morgan put on the Trans Mountain pipeline when it entered negotiations with the federal government last year was $6.5 billion. Hence, finance minister Bill Morneau and his team thought they’d scored a bargain when they sealed the deal at $4.4 billion.

But it looks increasingly like he may bought a cat in a sack.

01/02/19
Author: 
Lisa SammartinoI

January 31, 2019

With Sheila Malcolmson’s big win in Nanaimo’s by-election yesterday, the BC NDP are no doubt walking a little taller today. After all, the governing party rarely wins by-elections. The BC Liberals poured significant resources into the riding. Malcolmson was behind in the polls. The Greens ran a strong candidate. For a safe NDP riding, many in the party weren’t really sure if they could pull it off this time.

Mid-mandate, this victory extends the tenure of the NDP minority government. Some in the party are probably feeling pretty confident.

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