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Alberta government policy change on coal mining in Rockies in court – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202141 Views

January 19, 2021

A lawyer for a rancher trying to get a judge to force the Alberta government to reconsider its decision to throw out a policy that protected the Rocky Mountains from coal mines says his client wants to be treated fairly.

“What my clients are seeking is not to be left out in the cold,” Richard Harrison told a Court of Queen’s Bench judge Tuesday at a hearing to decide whether a judicial review into the move should go ahead.

The United Conservative government is trying to persuade Justice Richard Neufeld to throw out the application for the review. Melissa Burkett, a lawyer for the province, said it’s a matter for elected officials, not judges.

“This case is not about an unlawful exercise of government power,” she argued earlier Tuesday.

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