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Aboriginal rights could require industry to change or abandon projects

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OTTAWA – Pipeline companies and other industrial stakeholders could be obliged to abandon or alter proposed projects – if a review identifies risks of irreversible impacts – because of the Canadian government’s constitutional responsibility to accommodate the rights of First Nations groups, says a newly-released internal federal discussion paper. The document, released through access to information legislation by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, was prepared in advance of a December 1, 2011 meeting in Calgary between federal government officials and representatives of a pipeline industry lobby group. It highlighted First Nations rights defined under the 1982 constitution and upheld in various court decisions. “Accommodation can vary from: adjusting an activity or process to abandoning a project, to placing terms and conditions on any permits or authorizations,” said the dscussion paper.




By Mike De Souza, Postmedia News

November 9, 2012

Read full article: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Aboriginal+rights+could+require+industry+change+abandon/7520299/story.html



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