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.
From saving refinery jobs to leading a revolution in civic powers, Derek Corrigan has bigger plans.
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.
Among the 468 people rejected outright from participating in the National Energy Board’s Kinder Morgan pipeline hearings next year, one professional planner is calling the process “Kafkaesque” — and now questions its legitimacy altogether.
Public hearings for TransMountain’s oilsands pipeline expansion begin next January.
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.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s special energy project envoy may have delivered some optimistic words for bringing together the Crown, First Nations and industry in B.C.
Aboriginal leaders are applauding a report by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s special West Coast energy envoy that recommends meaningful consultation with First Nations is essential if development is to proceed.