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Federal Court of Appeal to rule on letting pipeline challenges proceed 

OTTAWA- The Federal Court of Appeal is to reveal today whether a new set of legal challenges to the Trans Mountain pipeline project can proceed. The federal government has twice approved a plan to twin an existing pipeline from Alberta’s oilpatch to the B.C. coast. Last year the Federal Court ...

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Ontario rips up Ring of Fire deal with First Nations to pursue bilateral talks 

By Shawn Jeffords THE CANADIAN PRESS Ontario is ripping up an agreement with First Nations on building road access to the Ring of Fire region in favour of pursuing individual deals with the nine communities, saying the move will speed up development of the mining project. Greg Rickford, the minister ...

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Ponca Tribe of Nebraska win another legal battle over casino 

By Margery A. Beck THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb.-The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has scored another legal win in its fight to keep its casino in western Iowa open. U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose on Monday rejected motions in a lawsuit by the states of Iowa and Nebraska and the ...

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MGM sues over federal approval of tribal casino deal 

By Pat Eaton-Robb THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HARTFORD, Conn.- MGM Resorts filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the federal approval of a deal that would allow Connecticut’s two Indian tribes to open a third casino in the state. The lawsuit, filed in Washington D.C., seeks to overturn the Department of the Interior’s ...

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SNC Lavalin posts $2.1 billion loss as assets revalued, cuts dividend by 80% 

MONTREAL- SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. delivered more harsh news for shareholders Thursday, cutting its quarterly dividend for shareholders by 80 per cent as the troubled engineering giant grapples with a $2.12-billion net loss in its second quarter. The dividend drop to two cents per share from 10 cents per share came ...

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New York officials tour Quebec Indigenous communities ahead of possible hydro deal

MONTREAL- Officials from New York City have been visiting Quebec’s north to learn more about the impact a possible hydro power deal with the provincial utility would have on Indigenous communities. Mark Chambers, the director of the New York City mayor’s office of sustainability, says a three-member delegation recently visited ...

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U.S. firm fined $2.9M for fuel spill that soiled B.C. First Nations territory

BELLA BELLA, B.C.- The company responsible for a fuel spill that contaminated the fishing territory of a First Nation on British Columbia’s central coast has been fined $2.9 million but the Heiltsuk Nation says the sentence is “a long way from justice.” A tug boat owned by Texas-based Kirby Corp. ...

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Canada’s bias meant improper consultations: First Nations challenging pipeline

VANCOUVER- Six First Nations that have filed another legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say Canada’s ownership of the corporation created a bias that prevented full consultations as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeal. Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation says Canada had an opportunity to ...

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