Canada's 1st Nations Get Enbridge Pipeline OKs Tossed

Law360, New York (June 30, 2016, 9:47 PM EDT) -- Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday overturned approvals for Enbridge Inc.'s $7.9 billion Northern Gateway pipeline, finding that although the go-aheads were reasonable, the government fell short in its obligations to consult with First Nations groups.

The appeals court said that while Canada exercised good faith and designed a proper framework to consult with aboriginal representatives during the planning of the pipeline, the execution fell short in a critical phase of the consultation process that was supposed to happen between approval by Canada's Joint Review...
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