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Challenge of B.C. dam project likely headed to Supreme Court: observer

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:45 AM | By Ian Burns

British Columbia’s decision to complete construction of a controversial hydroelectric dam project has led to a challenge on the grounds the project violates a hundred-year-old treaty, a case that observers say raises questions on the conflict between Indigenous rights and Crown sovereignty and may find itself in Canada's top court.

B.C. Premier John Horgan said Dec. 11 the government would finish construction on the Site C Dam, which is being built in the area surrounding Fort St. John, saying that to do otherwise would put British...