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UN Human Rights Body Calls on Canada to Halt TransMountain Pipeline, Site C and Coastal GasLink

By Maia Wikler / January 6, 2020 /

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has issued an “Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedure” requesting that construction of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tankers Expansion Project, Site C Dam and Coastal GasLink cease immediately, unless free prior and informed consent is achieved. The UN expresses concern that these large-scale industrial projects “may…

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation pushes ahead in David and Goliath Struggle to Stop the Tar Sands

By Maia Wikler / January 6, 2020 /

This past winter marked a victorious ruling for the Beaver Lake Cree (BLCN). In a rare decision, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench granted advance costs to Beaver Lake Cree Nation (BLCN) to allow it to proceed with its “Tar Sands Trial” treaty action against Canada and Alberta. It’s a huge breakthrough for a case…

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