An armed tactical police raid and clash at an Indigenous anti-pipeline barricade revealed public, and even government, confusion about the distinction between the hereditary leaders and First Nations’ elected chiefs and councils. It’s a key nuance that requires better understanding, experts argue.
‘There won’t be any more Disneyland trips,’ says new head of beleaguered nonprofit.
The push to have Canadian oil meet Asian market demand has grown massively since Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. conceived of the Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast more than a decade ago. But as the company’s CEO told reporters yesterday, so has the “passion and emotion around this project.”
With the federal government’s approval of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline this afternoon, First Nations across the province say they’re ready for the battle of a generation.
The bulk of the province’s new resource industry jobs will be in the Lower Mainland, not rural areas.
Premier Christy Clark’s ties to the private sector before re-entering politics are once against under the spotlight, after a leaked document said she was listed as “founding chair” of a private firm’s subsidiary that she has extensively promoted on trade missions since taking office.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s transit policies and push for a referendum are being questioned after revelations she worked directly on a contract for TransLink when she was briefly partnered in her ex-husband’s lobby firm before returning to politics.
BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix has called planned changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve “very disappointing.”
An anti-oil sands group is “concerned about disclosure” regarding Premier Christy Clark’s relationship with Enbridge after a document listed her as a “partner” in her ex-husband’s lobbying firm — which worked for the energy company until 2006.
B.C. Attorney General Suzanne Anton officially confirmed what 24 hours first reported Monday — that the children of missing women will each get $50,000 in compensation.