First Nations fighting the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline are “hopeful” their voice was heard after a meeting with a high-level United Nations official Thursday.
One of Canada’s top constitutional lawyers is taking the Conservative government to court over increasing restrictions on who can speak at energy board hearings — and what they are allowed to say.
Describing the BC New Democrats’ sobering election defeat as “impossibly disappointing” and “searing,” Adrian Dix has vowed to remain leader of the party despite accepting “full responsibility” for the May 14 results which saw the NDP drop to 33 seats compared to the Liberals’ 50.
Emboldened on her first day as Premier-elect, Christy Clark deftly navigated around questions about oil tanker and pipeline safety at her first post-election press conference.
Where does the Green Party stand on the vote-splitting anxieties — and on the NDP’s promises to rein in oil pipelines and tankers? An interview with leader Jane Sterk.
Proxy challenge over First Nations dealings figures into some investors’ reticence.
New Democrat leader Adrian Dix tightened his criticisms of several controversial fossil fuel export proposals at a Kitsilano event on May 4, ramping up his opposition to Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, but also calling for public hearings on a plan for a major coal terminal in Surrey.
An occupation of the Burns Lake band office in northern B.C. ended dramatically on April 7 when between 30 and 50 RCMP officers stormed the building–some allegedly with firearms drawn–to evict seven protesters holed up inside, including four children, who were demanding the chief’s resignation and an Aboriginal Affairs audit of band finances.
More than a month after members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa set up camp atop four oil pipelines to protest Enbridge Inc.’s alleged lack of easements across their tribal territory, they say the company’s main answer so far has been to buzz their encampment with low-flying prop planes and choppers.
Environmental, labour and democracy activists have thrown their weight behind a lawsuit by Hupacasath First Nation, which hopes to halt a major Canada-China trade pact through the courts.