Aglukkaq has final say on controversial Fish Lake mine: GLOBE AND MAIL

In one of her first tests as Environment Minister, Leona Aglukkaq will give thumbs up or down to a proposed mine in British Columbia that is a new version of a plan tossed out as ecologically disastrous by a former Conservative minister. Chiefs from Tsilhqot’in First Nations say...
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Harper must choose science over mine lobbying: TSILHQOT’IN NATION

Ottawa: Oct. 8, 2013: B.C.’s Tsilhqot’in Nation is calling on the Harper government to listen to its own scientists and ignore the political lobbying by Taseko Mines Ltd. (TML) and the mining industry that could undermine the Environmental Assessment process in the case of the...
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Aboriginal Land Claims Prevent Mining Investment: CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia and federal governments should settle outstanding aboriginal land claims in the westernmost province to eliminate the uncertainty that prevents industry from investing, says a new report from the Fraser Institute. The unsettled claims are a...
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Premier Wall writes off First Nations: SASK. STAR-PHOENIX

Of all the things that Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Perry Bellegarde finds disheartening about the current Saskatchewan Party political advertisements that slam the NDP and its leader Cam Broten over revenue sharing, the worst is the dismissive tone of the ads....
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Feds’ choice: ‘collaboration or collision’: CANADIAN PRESS

The Harper government must choose between “collaboration or collision” with Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples when it comes to proposed energy projects, the head of the Assembly of First Nations warned Thursday. First Nations must be a part of any energy projects that...
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LAW- BC Court Of Appeal – FN Consulted on Mine Expansion: FASKEN MARTINEAU

The Court of Appeal, in a decision by Mr. Justice Groberman, found that the consultation on such an expansion could proceed on an application-by-application basis. The Stellat’en had asserted that it was incumbent upon the Crown to engage in consultation over high-level...
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BC Court Of Appeal – FN Consulted on Mine Expansion: FASKEN MARTINEAU

On September 26, 2013, the Court of Appeal issued its decision in Louis v. British Columbia (Minister of Energy, Mines, and Petroleum Resources), 2013 BCCA 412, finding that the Crown met its obligations to consult the Stellat’en First Nation in the context of a series of...
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Fish Lake CEAA Panel Report on New Prosperity: Report; Summary; Highlights; SCBC Letter campaign

Taseko Mines Limited (Taseko) has proposed the development of the New Prosperity GoldCopper Mine Project (the Project), 125 km southwest of Williams Lake, British Columbia. The Project would entail constructing, operating, and closing a large open pit mine, which would be built...
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