Chiefs of Alberta's First Nations voted unanimously to support Bill C-69. The First Nations support the legislation because it provides Indigenous communities with a greater say about development.
A United Nations panel has asked that construction on the controversial Site C dam be halted until a full review can be conducted. The UN panel has suggested that this review take place in collaboration with Indigenous people in order to determine the impact on Indigenous land.
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEG), the professional group that governs engineers in BC, decided that there was no conflict of interest for Active Earth Engineering when it conducted an environmental review of the Shawnig
BC NDP leader John Horgan is urging BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald to halt work at Site C while a review is conducted. Horgan has expressed concern that irreparable harm could be done to the land and families could lose their homes if the project continues.
Both the federal and provincial environmental assessment processes were designed prior to significant court cases on the nature of Aboriginal rights and title, and the government’s duty to consult and accommodate on those rights.
The partner First Nations will conduct research on the various aspects of the environmental assessment process including legal, social, cultural, environmental, and economic impact assessment and mitigation processes. The project will also research best practices among other First Nations, and e
To build a First Nations Environmental Review Process framework that can be implemented by the three partner First Nations in dealing with major project developments within the traditional territories.
(i) This fundamentally flawed review process is a collaboration between the federal and provincial governments and the mining proponent to: