The Canadian Press, June 9, 2014
With the clock ticking down for his government’s decision on Northern Gateway, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said Monday there have been significant strides forward on pipeline and marine traffic safety in talks between Ottawa and First Nations.
For at least the fourth time in as many weeks, Rickford was in British Columbia. This time, he was speaking at an aboriginal summit on pipeline and marine tanker safety.
“Obviously, there are varied reactions. We’ve all, I think to a certain extent, agreed that there are issues around a specific project or a specific aspect of energy infrastructure, energy transportation, but we’re plenty capable to have those conversations,” Rickford told reporters following his speech. Read the rest of this entry
Suggests more money could buy support
by Mark Hume, The Globe and Mail, Dec 5, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s special envoy has issued a blueprint to gain aboriginal support for proposed energy projects in British Columbia worth about $100-billion, but opponents of oil pipelines and tanker traffic – many of them aboriginal – warn it’s still not good enough. Read the rest of this entry