In Major Shift In First Nations Relations, 3 White People Meet In Upper Canada To Discuss Their Land

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In Major Shift In First Nations Relations, 3 White People Meet In Upper Canada To Discuss Their Land

“We have listened carefully to the esteemed people of the Secwepemc nation,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, referring to the tribe whose land Kinder Morgan intends to run 518 kilometres of oil pipeline through, with or without their consent. “We listened so carefully, in fact, that they don’t need to be here today to take part in these discussions, as that would be redundant. As well as potentially awkward when we outright ignore them.”

https://outabouter.com/2018/04/15/in-major-shift-in-first-nations-relati...

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As astounding as that headline is I am almost more surprised that he made them come to Ottawa. But then I guess the last place two of them wanted to meet was Burnaby.

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So all jokes go in Canadian Politics now?

Hee hee.

We get it.  But how are we ever supposed to convince North Report to post his thrice-hourly epiphanies where they actually belong if the rest of us won't?

Pondering

It's a salient point. The courts have not yet ruled against First Nations challenges and even if it happens FNs will apply to the Supreme Court. 

That puts the fits Notley and Trudeau are having in a different light. The court reference Horgan plans on making are not delaying anything. It can't move forward until the courts make their final judgement. 

The expansion of the Burnaby terminus, which has halted, was being done on speculation that the courts will rule in favor of the pipeline by this summer which can't happen.