Posts Tagged "northern gateway"

Support BC First Nations’ Opposition to Northern Gateway

June 8, 2015

This past week, the KAIROS community was deeply engaged in the release of the findings and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).  Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Commission, urged us forward, saying “We have described for you…

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Pull Together with Indigenous Nations Challenging the Flawed Review Process for the Northern Gateway Pipeline

November 4, 2014

Join in solidarity with eight First Nations from British Columbia who have been granted leave by the federal Court of Appeal to apply for a judicial review of the government’s decision to allow the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Given the landmark…

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Northern Gateway decision a turning point in indigenous relations

July 16, 2014

In announcing its approval for the Northern Gateway pipeline, the federal government said that Enbridge “has more work to do to engage with aboriginal groups.” This passing off of responsibility to the pipeline’s sponsor does not release the government from…

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Historic Supreme Court Decision Enriches Us All

June 27, 2014

Yesterday’s Supreme Court decision recognizing the Tsilhqot’in Nation’s Aboriginal title is an important step towards reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.

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Northern Gateway Approval: Reconciliation Postponed

June 19, 2014

Late in the day on June 17, with little fanfare but much anticipation among Indigenous communities, the environmental sector, and the oil industry, the federal government approved construction of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The government has, in the decision, placed…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Joint Review Panel report on proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project downplays Indigenous and ecological concerns

December 24, 2013

Despite overwhelming opposition from First Nations and their allies, the Joint Review Panel has given the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline project conditional approval.

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Will Obama’s Climate Speech be a Game Changer?

July 9, 2013

On a blistering hot June day in Washington, President Obama delivered a major speech on climate change. Many interpret the event as his attempt to establish a legacy as a progressive leader deeply committed to leaving future generations “a cleaner,…

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KAIROS Earth Day Action to Protect Water!

April 22, 2013

Earth Day greetings from KAIROS! Today, as we honour creation, KAIROS asks you to join us in advocating with your MP for the protection of Canada’s waters, and for right relationship with Indigenous peoples. Omnibus bills C-38 and C-45 have…

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Keystone Debate is Heating Up

April 9, 2013

While ecologists and Indigenous peoples are increasing pressure on President Obama to deny a permit to the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadian government and oil industry executives are lobbying hard for its acceptance. This bulletin updates KAIROS’ analysis of the debate…

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KAIROS Victoria Appears Before Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel

January 18, 2013

On January 10, 2013, Susan Draper from the Victoria KAIROS group made an oral presentation to the Joint Review Panel on the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.  Sharing the concerns of many in the KAIROS network in BC, Susan spoke about…

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Ethical Reflections on the Northern Gateway Pipeline

July 13, 2012

In its Fall 2011 meeting, the KAIROS Ecumenical Circle of Collaboration on Sustainability identified the Northern Gateway pipeline as a topic of concern for the work on tar sands, energy, and climate change. Given its proposed route, the pipeline is…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights, Spirited Reflections

Justice Thomas Berger Speaks Out on Northern Gateway Review Process

May 23, 2012

In an interview with the CBC on May 15, 2012, Justice Thomas Berger said the federal government is undermining the Northern Gateway review process and taking “an irrational approach” by calling environmental groups that are opposed to it “money launderers…

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Ongoing Call for Justice from Yinka Dene Freedom Train

May 17, 2012

Forty members of the Yinka Dene Alliance travelled thousands of kilometres from their territories in British Columbia to Toronto to address the May 9, 2012 annual meeting of Enbridge Inc., sponsor of the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. The Yinka…

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Anglican Bishops of BC and Yukon Release Statement on Gateway Hearings

April 12, 2012

A group of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada in British Columbia and Yukon have released a statement on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and the accompanying public hearings. They write to express their hope that the hearings will…

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KAIROS Analysis of the 2012 Federal Budget

April 3, 2012

Provisions of the 2012 federal budget have important implications for several KAIROS priorities, including justice for Indigenous peoples, and ecological sustainability as well as the quality of Official Development Assistance.   Equity for Indigenous Peoples in Canada The budget announces…

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New Study Calls for Transition Away from All Fossil Fuels, Including Tar Sands

February 27, 2012

The front page headline in the February 21 Globe and Mail screamed “Science rides to aid of oil sands.” The story purports to show that a leading Canadian climate scientist indicates that “oil-sands emissions are not the dark-shirted villain some…

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Fundamental Justice Issues at Stake in Gateway Pipeline Debate

January 25, 2012

Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project, comprising two 1,170 kilometre pipelines from northern Alberta across Indigenous lands to Kitimat, BC, would carry 525,000 barrels a day of diluted bitumen from the tar sands to the west coast for export, and return 193,000…

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