The upcoming Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would increase tanker traffic sevenfold and increase the threat to killer whales, which are endangered. Only 74 southern resident killer whales remain in the water off the Pacific Coast. In 1996, there were 97.
Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project
The National Energy Board will hear from 31 Indigenous groups and individuals beginning November 19th as part of its new review on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
BC First Nations leaders and environmental activists have vocalized their disapproval of a new federal review process for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The federal government has set a 22-week timeline to consult with First Nations about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The BC government has filed to register as an intervenor in the National Energy Board's reconsideration of the project. As an intervener, the BC gov
After Cree NDP MP Romeo Saganash confronted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about his plan to consult with First Nations about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, he was ordered to apologize for using un-parliamentarian language.
Perry Bellegarde, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), believes the federal government should move the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline and marine shipping terminal to avoid Indigenous communities that are opposed to the project.
The recent decision by the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal to deny approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion represented larger issues including the way Canada approaches Indigenous rights issues.
Indigenous groups in Fort McMurray, Alberta, say they still want to invest in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. They believe the court ruling gives the federal government the opportunity to do things the right way when it comes to consultation with Indigenous people.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has stated that the federal government will not use a new law or the Constitution’s notwithstanding clause to get construction started quickly on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.
The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal issued a ruling denying approval for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Leaders from the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations believe this ruling offers a new chance for the Canadian government to fulfil its promises of reconciliation.