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Crown Failed to involve First Nations in the Decision Making Process

By Roy L Hales

The Haisla, Gitxaala, Haida, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nadleh Whut’en and Nak’azdli peoples have all sought leave from the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge the Canadian Government’s decision to conditionally approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway tankers and pipeline project. They allege the Crown failed to involve First Nations in the decision making process for the Northern Gateway pipeline decision.

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Supreme Court Recognizes Tsilhqot’in First Nation’s Title

By Roy L Hales

The implications, for future economic activities on aboriginal lands, are enormous. The Supreme Court Recognizes Tsilhqot’in First Nation’s Title over 1,700 square kilometres of British Columbia.  
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Accepting The Pipeline Was An Abdication Of Responsibility

By Roy L Hales

Accepting the pipeline was an abdication of responsibility.  It is fitting that neither Prime Minister Harper or his cabinet remained behind to talk to reporters. That was left for the Liberals, NDP and Green parties. Harper betrayed BC when he said Yes to the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Accepting the pipeline was an abdication of responsibility.
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Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?

By Roy L Hales

With a decision imminent, a group of prominent Canadian politicians and businessmen are calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to approve the Northern Gateway pipeline project. The Premier’s of Alberta and Saskatchewan, as well as three former Conservative cabinet ministers, have joined with the heads of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Canadian Chamber of Commerce and B.C. Chamber of Commerce to say this is “a project that’s right for our time.” Will the Northern Gateway Pipeline Proposal go Forward?
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Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!

The ECOreport looks into the demonstration in Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!

By Roy L Hales

President Obama was reputedly playing golf, in Florida, when a crowd estimated to number somewhere between 20,000 and 50,000  gathered under the shadow of the Washington Monument on Sunday. Students, scientists, indigenous community members and many others from more than 30 states (including Hawaii and California) as well as a number of Canadians joined together in the largest climate rally in U.S. history. Continue reading Washington, February 17: Say No to Climate Change!