In Dispute Blog

Rematriation of the remains of Cheeky, the grizzly bear

The Central Coast Indigenous Resource Alliance and Raincoast Conservation Foundation successfully obtained a recommendation from the provincial court that the remains of Cheeky, the grizzly bear, be returned to the Kwatna, to be addressed in accordance with traditional laws. The…

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Province’s duty to consult where joint environmental assessment

In the recent Coastal First Nations case (handed down on January 13), the B.C. Supreme Court addressed the Province’s agreement to treat any NEB assessment as equivalent to an assessment under BC’s Environmental Assessment Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 43, and…

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Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipeline: conflict of interest

On August 21, 2015, the National Energy Board announced a postponement of its oral hearings scheduled to start the following week, because Kinder Morgan’s oil price expert, Mr. Steven Kelly, was appointed to the Board. Mr. Kelly had prepared an…

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