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How Canada can, and must, empower Indigenous communities
The federal government recently spent $4.5 billion dollars to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline, a move that highlights the significant political risk underlying the project’s expansion.
- Walid Hejazi
- The Conversation
The government purchase was required as a last resort because there’s no private sector appetite to bear the risks.
It’s culminated in a Federal Court of Appeal ruling, halting, at least temporarily, the expansion…
That court ruling made reference to inadequate consultations with Indigenous peoples as a major factor in its decision.
This isn’t surprising.
Many of Canada’s…