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Federal Court of Appeal quashes Enbridge pipeline certificates

In a lengthy 146-page decision, the Federal Court of Appeal quashed the Governor in Council’s order, and turn, Enbridge’s pipeline certificates. Lisa C. Fong, of Ng Ariss Fong, acted for Heiltsuk Tribal Council and Kitasoo Xai’Xais Band Council. The court…

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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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Enbridge Pipeline – Judicial Review

Ng Ariss Fong, lawyers, has the distinct honour of representing Heiltsuk Nation and Kitasoo Xai’Xais Nation in their judicial review of the Governor in Council approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project. Heiltsuk Nation and Kitasoo Xai’Xais Nation are…

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