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Northern Alberta chiefs to support federal environmental bill at Senate hearing – Toronto Star

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201928 Views

April 10, 2019

FORT MCMURRAY, ALTA.—Northern Alberta Indigenous leaders warn that watering down the federal government’s proposed environmental assessment law would only doom energy projects to more years of court wrangling.

Four Athabasca-area chiefs are to speak to a Senate committee Wednesday in Fort McMurray, Alta., about Bill C-69.

They say criticism of the bill from Alberta and the energy industry is “riddled with errors.” The chiefs, who represent bands in the oilsands region, say the current approach is rigged against them and has clogged the courts with constitutional lawsuits.

“Our intent with Bill C-69 is to ensure that it is robust enough to allow First Nations across Canada to have their rights considered without having to resort to courts,” said Chief Archie Waquan of the Mikisew Cree First Nation.

Read More: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/04/10/northern-alberta-chiefs-to-support-federal-environmental-bill-at-senate-hearing.html

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