Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and the Tar Sands

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National Post Article: First Nations shut out of Jackpine oil sands hearing

I really thought this was worth sharing as it really puts a lens on what we are up against and why we need the support of the public behind us as we bring forward our challenge of another tar sands project.

First Nations shut out of Jackpine oil sands hearing

Kristen E. Courtney, Special to Financial Post | Oct 26, 2012

“A government review panel has denied dozens of First Nations people who live downstream from Shell Canada Ltd.’s Jackpine oil sands mine in Alberta the right to participate in environmental assessment hearings for the mine’s expansion, apparently due to problems with their applications.

At the same time, the panel overlooked the same problem in the application of the Canadian unit of a large French oil company and granted it standing to appear. Among those who were denied standing was Bill Erasmus, Dene National chief and Assembly of First Nations regional chief.

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One thought on “National Post Article: First Nations shut out of Jackpine oil sands hearing

  1. Irma Bartlett on said:

    I think they should be singing “OH CANADA” A few times to see if the words really stick somewhere in there minds. :-( keep fighting and keep your head up,Praying for a good outlook on all of this,because it concerns and involves everyone of us.

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