Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of monitoring in oilpatch
Appeal argues suspensions were made without any rationale linking specific activities to COVID-19 risks.
First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring
Companies no longer have to monitor fumes released by burning, or look for and repair leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas.
Chiefs, governments to sign rights understanding after BC pipeline protests
Memorandum doesn’t address Wet’suwet’en opposition to the pipeline, part of a $40-billion LNG export terminal project in Kitimat.
Indigenous opposition to pipeline shouldn’t outweigh others: Provinces
Court heard from four Indigenous groups from British Columbia on Trans Mountain.
First Nation alleges Ottawa withheld info during Trans Mountain consultation
Indigenous groups arguing in the court the Canadian government predetermined the outcome before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
BC should demand miners pay cleanup costs up front: Study
Rules review to ensure taxpayers aren’t stuck with the costs of cleaning up or caring for abandoned mines.
Canada to fund Indigenous groups’ energy projects in BC, Alberta
Money will be provided through the Indigenous Natural Resource Partnerships program.
Indigenous pipeline bidder launches ‘listening tour’ along Trans Mountain route
Former chief proposing ownership of at least 51% of the federal government-owned pipeline be shared among all participating Indigenous communities in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan.
First Nations challenge pipeline: claims bias meant improper consultations
The federal government approved the expansion again in June after a second round of consultations.
Ontario to issue 50 new cannabis store licences, eight to go to First Nations
Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario will hold a new lottery on Aug. 20 for the next 42 retail store authorizations.
Alberta bill in fall to help First Nations invest in energy projects
The province to provide $1 billion to provide financial backstops and loan guarantees.
JWR: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples
Former AG torched Trudeau government in speech to indigenous council.
Tax, licensing standing in the way of Indigenous cannabis entrepreneurs
Reserve politics and jurisdictional issues have complicated legalization in Indigenous communities.
Clearwater and 14 First Nations reach 50-year Arctic surf clam deal
Agreement protects existing fishery jobs while creating economic and employment opportunities.
Wait until Trans Mountain pipe built before buying in, Indigenous investors told
Uncertainty around regulatory hurdles a stumbling block for First Nations investors.