The Council of Canadians celebrates the Federal Court of Appeal decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline released today.
The Canadian Press reports, "The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the government's approval of a controversial pipeline proposal that would link Alberta's oilsands to British Columbia's north coast. In a written decision, the court says Canada fell short in its duty to consult with aboriginal people before giving the green light to Enbridge's $7.9-billion Northern Gateway project. ...The judgment is dated June 23 and has not been posted on the court's website, but it was released today by JFK Law Corp., which represents a First Nation involved in the appeal."
CBC adds, "'We find that Canada offered only a brief, hurried and inadequate opportunity ... to exchange and discuss information and to dialogue', the ruling says. 'It would have taken Canada little time and little organizational effort to engage in meaningful dialogue on these and other subjects of prime importance to Aboriginal peoples. But this did not happen.'"