Cummins holds old-world view on aboriginals: Clark: CTV-BC NEWS

B.C. Conservative Party Leader John Cummins is trying to drag aboriginal relations back 40 years with his suggestion that treaty negotiations should start with the assumption that aboriginal title doesn’t exist and the provincial government is the landlord, Premier Christy...
Read More →

First Nations leaders seek meeting with the Queen: NEWS REPORT

Prince Charles pledged on Tuesday to pass along to his mother a request by Canadian aboriginal leaders for an audience with Canada’s titular head of state, to right old treaties. “He did affirm he would follow-up with his mother,” National Chief of the Assembly of First...
Read More →

TNG Letter re Taseko Mines Economic Impact statement: LETTER TO CEAA

I am writing further to my letters of April and may 8, 2012. From the outset, i must reiterate that the Tslihqot’n cChiefs strongly object to TML’s refusal to engage the Tslihqot’in nation in any meaningful exchaqnge of information or views prior to submitting...
Read More →

Taseko Mines adds to law suit against WCWC: STOCKWATCH

Taseko Mines Ltd. claims that the Western Canada Wilderness Committee has continued to publish defamatory messages about the company even after Taseko launched a defamation suit against the group. In an amended lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Taseko...
Read More →

CEAA PANEL AND TERMS FOR PROSPERITY MINE: GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

The Honourable Peter Kent, federal Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) announced today the establishment of a three-member review panel for the federal environmental assessment of the proposed New...
Read More →

Puzzling changes to Fisheries Act alarms critics: CTV

The federal government’s new budget bill sets out a controversial two-step approach to how industry should deal with fish and their habitat — with the second step much more far-reaching than the first. It has taken environmental and industry lawyers a week to work...
Read More →

Taseko doesn’t have a prayer of getting its way: TORONTO SUN

Taseko Mines likely doesn’t have a prayer of getting aboriginal religious ceremonies banned from a secular review of its New Prosperity copper and gold mine proposal in central B.C. The company has written to the federal environment minister to ask that the review panel...
Read More →

User guide to feds planned EA streamling: i-POLITICS

Whether you’re an oil company, an environmentalist or a First Nation involved in an energy project, the proposed changes to the National Energy Board Act will radically alter the way you work. This is the fifth article in a multi-part look at what the 2012 budget bill means for...
Read More →

BC’s legislation for major projects and First Nations: GLOBE AND MAIL

The B.C. government is prepared to roll out proposed legislation on Thursday to define the ground rules for the construction of major economic projects on federal reserve lands – including a proposed liquefied natural gas plant that is key to Premier Christy Clark’s job plan. The...
Read More →

Critics denounce Taseko attempts to ban FN prayer: FEDERAL LIBERAL PARTY

Aboriginal peoples have a right to fully participate in all federal environmental assessments that could affect their way of life and any attempt by industry to change that should be vehemently rejected by the federal government, said Liberals today. “Taseko Mines Limited is...
Read More →

This is what TML said about prayer to Minister Kent: RUSSELL HALLBAUER

I am writing further to the announcement of November 7, 2011, regarding the establishment of a review panel for the federal environmental assessment of the proposed New Prosperity Project. As you may be aware, Taseko Mines has spent in excess of $120 million in its efforts to...
Read More →

Oppositon about life – not money. Chief Baptiste: WILLIAMS LAKE TRIBUNE

When it comes to life — all life — it is water and land that sustain all, no matter who you are. This is central to the Tsilhqot’in people’s position that there can be no give and take when it comes to protecting Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) and the surrounding ecosystem (Yanah Biny...
Read More →
12