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Supreme Court to rule on Charter right to raise climate change in NEB hearings
The proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain expansion would twin the pipeline and triple the capacity for Alberta oil intended for Asian markets.
Jul 31st, 2015
Federal regulators stifle public's right to speak at pipeline hearings, plaintiffs allege
Despite living adjacent to a Kinder Morgan owned tank farm in Abbotsford, John Vissers was denied intervener status by the National Energy Board last year, to participate in hearings regarding the...
Mar 23rd, 2015
Federal energy regulator violates Charter, court case alleges
“The National Energy Board has lost its way,” said David Martin, a lawyer representing the group of landowners, business people, and academics.
Mar 23rd, 2015
Mulcair says flawed regulatory process hinders Energy East review process
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair gave a nuanced view onthe proposed Energy East pipeline debate while responding to reporters' questions in downtown Vancouver on Thursday. Asked about his...
Mar 19th, 2015
Thousands protest Bill C-51 across Canada
An estimated 2,000 protesters descended on the streets of Vancouver Saturday to express frustration with the federal government’s proposed anti-terror bill. In front of the Vancouver Art...
Mar 15th, 2015