Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites
Follows the destruction in May of two 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Juukan George in Western Australia state.
More confrontations without Indigenous consent for pipelines
Negotiator warns Trans Mountain expansion could run into opposition if it proceeds against the wishes of some communities it passes through.
Federal efforts to award contracts to Indigenous businesses hit snags
Promised to redirect at least 5% of contracts to Indigenous-led businesses.
PM urges patience, promises reconciliation in face of pipeline blockades
Several First Nations leaders agree the dispute speaks to broader – and long-standing – concerns from Indigenous communities.
Trudeau caught in the middle of energy, environment, Indigenous demands
Politically explosive issues combine to make a perfect storm for the Liberal’s fragile minority.
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.
Court Trans Mountain appeals focussed on Indigenous consultation
Will examine the calibre of the federal government’s consultations.
Ottawa extends deadline for Trans Mountain decision to June 18
New deadline will give the government more time to complete its consultations with Indigenous groups.
Morneau unveils principles for Indigenous stake in Trans Mountain pipeline
Spirit of reconciliation, and if the resulting entity works to the benefit of all Canadians, and on a commercial basis.
Trudeau faces critics as Wilson-Raybould scandal swirls
Liberal MPs concerned about a lack of communication and having this saga unfold going into an election campaign.
CSIS says federal pipeline purchase seen as ‘betrayal’ by many opponents
Spy agency’s heavily censored brief highlights a renewed sense of indignation among protesters.
Indigenous protesters in Washington declare Trans Mountain won’t be built
Whales among key concerns, their sonar already disrupted by existing vessel traffic.
Alberta oil sands project wins regulator approval despite Indigenous objections
10,000 bpd steam-driven Rigel oil sands project proposed by Prosper Petroleum declared in the public interest.
Trade missions for women, Indigenous, LGBTQs in 2018: minister
Idea is to promote the interests of those who have been ignored in the past.
Morneau, Notley to talk about how to get Trans Mountain back on track
Singh suggests a joint reference question to the Supreme Court of Canada to fast-track a resolution on jurisdictional issues.
Three Indigenous groups back out of Edmonton meeting with premiers
Not satisified with being on the sidelines, they’re holding out for seats at the Council of the Federation table.