Indigenous Peoples

18/12/17
Author: 
Gurpreet Singh

A day after B.C.'s ruling New Democrats and their allies in labour groups made statements to mark the UN’s International Human Rights Day on December 10, the Indigenous peoples of the province were given a rude shock with the announcement of the provincial government’s green light for the controversial Site C dam project.

13/12/17
Author: 
Rob Botterell Legal Counsel to PVLA and PVEA
From: Rob Botterell <rbotterell@telus.net>

Subject: Public E-Mail to Attorney General David Eby and Environment
Minister George Heyman

Date: December 12, 2017 8:00:44 AM PST

Attorney General Eby and Environment Minister Heyman:

Given the urgency of this matter I am corresponding by e-mail.

Your collective Cabinet decision to complete Site C yesterday was justified
primarily on the basis, “that if we abandoned the Site C project, we
would incur an immediate $3-4bn public charge on either hydro ratepayers or
BC taxpayers.”
12/12/17
Author: 
Michal Rozworski

Reconciliation is not just about rhetoric, it is material. It is about how economic costs and benefits are shared. If we are to be serious about it, we have to be ready to take on costs that are both political and economic. The sunk and termination costs of Site C are substantial and so are the foregone benefits of reliable baseload power. If we want our governments to take on these costs in our name without fear, we have to make it a common sense proposition that they are worth taking on to forge a new relationship with First Nations.

08/12/17
Author: 
Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

CALGARY — A moratorium on loans for energy pipeline projects has been lifted, Desjardins Group said Wednesday, as it vowed to consider environmental, social and governance practices of clients in all future lending decisions.

The decision in July to temporarily stop pipeline loans had been applauded by environmental groups and First Nations opposed to oilsands development who urged the Quebec credit union to make the freeze permanent.

07/12/17
Author: 
Elizabeth McSheffrey
Amalia Lemus of the Diocesan Commission for Environmental Defense in Guatemala sheds a tear while explaining the conflict stirred by Canadian mine. She spoke on a panel in Guatemala City on Oct. 25, 2017. Photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

In the conference room of a handsome hotel in Guatemala City, a conversation about Canada brings five grown women to tears.

05/12/17
Author: 
Jim Beattie, John Cashore, Corky Evans, Tom Perry, Joan Sawicki and Dvid Zirnhelt

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05/12/17
Author: 
Gary Mason / Coast Protectors

DECEMBER 1, 2017

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley is fighting a pipeline war on two fronts. It's difficult to say whether she's winning either campaign.

30/11/17
Author: 
Roland Wilson and Lynette Tsakoza
FILE PHOTO - Grand Chief Stewart Phillip speaks to supporters as Chief Lynette Tsakoza and Chief Roland Wilson look on after they delivered petitions, postcards and messages of solidarity inside a canoe following the government's reports on the controversial Site C dam study during a protest on Lekwungen Territory at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, November 2, 2017. CHAD HIPOLITO / THE CANADIAN PRESS

{Top photo: FILE PHOTO - Grand Chief Stewart Phillip speaks to supporters as Chief Lynette Tsakoza and Chief Roland Wilson look on after they delivered petitions, postcards and messages of solidarity inside a canoe following the government's reports on the controversial Site C dam study during a protest on Lekwungen Territory at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Thursday, November 2, 2017. CHAD HIPOLITO / THE CANADIAN PRESS}

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