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Oil and gas sector cautious as clock ticks down to Trans Mountain decision

CALGARY- Observers on the front lines of Western Canada’s oil and gas sector are looking forward to what’s widely expected to be approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday while acknowledging the decision by Ottawa won’t solve all problems. CEO Clayton Byrt of Pimee Well Servicing LP, a ...

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Rules for new corporate ombud criticized for deferring to companies 

By Mike Blanchfield THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA- The federal government is giving its new watchdog on international corporate responsibility unprecedented power to hear complaints from Canadian companies that think they’ve been unfairly targeted by abuse allegations. Advocates for stronger oversight say they’re stunned by a proposed federal regulation that gives ...

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Alberta to bring in bill in fall to help First Nations invest in energy projects

By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON- Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines. Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement after meeting with chiefs from across Alberta at Government House ...

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US land managers shift position on Chaco protection bill 

By Susan Montoya Bryan THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A top official with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday the agency is open to Congress considering legislation limiting federal leases for oil and natural gas development near a national park in New Mexico held sacred by Native Americans. ...

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Three First Nations organizations sign protocol to work jointly

CALGARY and TREATY 7 TERRITORY, AB, May 30, 2019 – Three First Nations Institutions joined with the Lands Advisory Board to sign an historic Protocol pledging to work together to assist First Nations to improve governance, increase local jurisdiction and advance wealth generation. The Protocol Agreement was signed by the leaders of ...

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Martha’s Vineyard tribe, town spar over casino construction

The western edge of Martha’s Vineyard is known as the lonely part of the island. It will have a casino later this year. (Image Martha’s Vineyard)

BOSTON- Officials on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts are battling a Native American tribe’s efforts to build a casino on the famous resort island. Aquinnah town officials asked a Boston federal judge Friday to require the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe to apply for a town building permit for their planned casino. The ...

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Wilson Raybould says she never had an ‘end game’ planned during SNC affair

OTTAWA -Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says there was never a specific “end game” for her during the SNC controversy that had anything to do with power. Some of Wilson-Raybould’s former Liberal colleagues and other political observers have questioned what she wanted to achieve by speaking out about pressure she ...

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Judge rules SNC Lavalin headed to trial on charges of fraud, corruption 

By Christopher Reynolds THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL -A Quebec judge has ruled there is enough evidence to send SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. to trial on charges of fraud and corruption. The Montreal-based engineering and construction giant is accused of paying $47.7 million in bribes to public officials in Libya between 2001 ...

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