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ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS - Canadian Environmental Assessment Act - Decisions of Governor in Council - Aboriginal issues - Traditional uses and traditional environmental knowledge

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 @ 9:09 AM  

Appeal by The Prophet River First Nation and the West Moberly First Nations from a decision denying their application for judicial review of a decision by the Governor in Council (GIC). The appellants were British Columbia Treaty 8 First Nations. BC Hydro purported to take up Treaty 8 lands for the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C Project), a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River. The GIC’s decision deemed that although the Site C Project would likely cause significant adverse environmental effects, including adverse effects...