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.
Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project
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.
After winning a major victory in court over the approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project, BC First Nations held a press conference during which they noted Indigenous peoples will continue to protect the land and water.
The Federal Court of Appeal will rule on August 30 on a case that combines nearly two dozen lawsuits that call for the National Energy Board's review of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited's project to be overturned.
The Federal Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal on construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. This was one of the last court challenges faced by the project, which has faced significant opposition in BC.
The Federal Court of Appeal is set to hear an appeal to overturn federal approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline extension.
Seven people who were protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion were sentenced to a week in jail after pleading guilty. They were released early.
Trans Mountain pipeline protesters met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Delta, B.C., during a planned stop along the prime minister's route through B.C. over the weekend. Tsleil-Waututh activist William George sang and drummed in protest during the prime minister's speech.