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Federal Court of Appeal dismisses First Nations’ Trans Mountain pipeline expansion challenge – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202026 Views

February 4, 2020

In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Federal Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project by several First Nations.

“Government of Canada has adequately fulfilled its duty to consult with Indigenous peoples,” the court said in its ruling.

“The court focused on the reasonableness of Cabinet’s decision to approve the Project a second time, specifically Cabinet’s conclusion that the Government of Canada had remedied the flaws in the consultation earlier identified by this Court and had engaged in adequate and meaningful consultation with Indigenous peoples.”

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Squamish Nation, Coldwater Indian Band and a coalition of seven Stó:lō villages filed court challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time last June.

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