Ontario Provincial Police at Tyendinaga blockade, March 2014. Photo by Dawn Barger.
Kenneth Jackson, APTN National News, March 7, 2014
The Mohawk protesters who have been holding a blockade near Tyendinaga since Sunday are now vowing to increase the intensity in the coming days after the federal government failed to call a national inquiry Friday into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Continue reading
Tar Sands factory complex in northern Alberta.
Two major oil pipelines — the most expensive in Canada — passed key hurdles this week: Energy East and Line 3 Replacement. Observers say they lead to “massive” environmental and economic consequences.
Mychaylo Prystupa, Vancouver Observer, Mar 6th, 2014
In a dizzying week of oil announcements, two new giant west-to-east pipelines passed key milestones. If built, the pipelines would rapidly expand Alberta’s oil sands, cause massive environmental impacts, and trigger thousands of new jobs, according to several observers. Continue reading
Protest against Enbridge Line 9 reversal near Hamilton, Dec 2013.
Thursday’s decision comes after several months of public hearings
The Canadian Press, Mar 06, 2014
The National Energy Board has approved energy giant Enbridge’s plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that has been running between southern Ontario and Montreal for years. Continue reading
Sinixt blockade camp, March 2014.
by Greg Nesteroff , Nelson Star, Mar 4, 2014
Two people were taken into custody this morning on a Slocan Valley logging road, less than a day after a judge extended an injunction against the Sinixt First Nation and their supporters. Continue reading
Idle No More protest near Sarnia, Ontario, on January 5, 2012, that blocked border crossing.
Canadian government closely monitoring how legal rulings and aboriginal protest pose an increasing ‘risk’ for multi-billion dollar oil and mining plans
By Martin Lukacs and Shiri Pasternak, The Guardian, March 2014
The Canadian government is increasingly worried that the growing clout of aboriginal peoples’ rights could obstruct its aggressive resource development plans, documents reveal. Continue reading