Monday, 24 September 2018

Why controversial legislation might not solve Trudeau’s pipeline problem

BNN Bloomberg cited Gordon Christie, a UBC law professor specializing in Indigenous law, in an article about the Trans Mountain pipeline.

“There seems to be this perception in the government that if you do more consultation, that is all that is required, just more. But the courts have said for 15 years that you need to have meaningful dialogue [and] there is nothing in this legislation that seems to do that,” he said.

Global ran a story about the announcement that the National Energy Board will be conducting a new environmental review of the pipeline project. They have been given six months in which to complete it and George Hoberg, a public policy professor at UBC told Global that construction would not begin while the review is taking place.

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