National Observer: First Nations and the Trans Mountain Pipeline

Number 28259
Subject Environment
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Year 2018
Publication Date January - October 2018
Summary National Observer’s reporting revealed how the Canadian government made a politically-motivated decision to approve a major west-coast pipeline expansion project, knowingly violating its legal duty to consult affected Indigenous communities. The reporting has contributed to significant delays in the project, followed by the withdrawal of energy company Kinder Morgan, and a government takeover of the project. The reporting has largely left the project in limbo, and will force federal officials to improve its efforts to accommodate First Nations if it wants to proceed with the pipeline expansion. Meanwhile, a key federal cabinet minister has been reassigned and oil companies have scaled back plans to expand production in Alberta either directly or indirectly related to the investigation by National Observer.
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Keywords National Observer, Canada, pipeline, indigenous peoples, Kinder Morgan, government, First Nations
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