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Bill C-38’

New undemocratic rules barrier to public participation in Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline hearings

Enbridge Tower Alberta

Rules “a consequence of weakened federal environmental laws under Bill C-38″  By: Greenpeace Canada & Environmental Defence | Press Release: TORONTO, ON, Apr 5, 2013 – New undemocratic rules are creating a barrier to public participation in upcoming National Energy Board (NEB) hearings into the proposal for Enbridge’s Line 9 oil pipeline. For the first time, members… Read More

Chief Spence takes fight against Harper government’s Bill C-45 to UN

Idle No More Ottawa Protest. Dec 2012 (Photo: Obert Madondo)

Chief Theresa Spence, Mushkegowuk People of Attawapiskat First Nation and the International Indian Treaty Council file urgent “Action Request” with U.N. human rights body By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 25, 2013: Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence hasn’t given up her fight against Prime Minister  Stephen Harper‘s draconian omnibus Bills C-45 and C-38. On Jan. 24, she ended… Read More

Chief Theresa Spence Ends 43-Day Hunger Strike With Declaration “Towards Fundamental Change”

by Guest Blogger | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 25, 2013 Attawapiskat First Nation Chief Theresa Spence signed the First Nations declaration that ended her 43-day hunger strike at Ottawa’s Victoria Island . The 13-point declaration, entitled “First Nations: Working Towards Fundamental Change”, was signed jointly with First Nations leaders and Canada’s federal opposition parties. As The Canadian Progressive publisher,… Read More

AFN calls for “real change”, “remedies and actions” for First Nations

by Assembly of First Nations | Jan 11, 2013: The Assembly of First Nations has released this statement calling for “real change”, “remedies and actions required for first nations immediately”. The AFN’s demands are as follows. Emerging from First Nations dialogue and strategy sessions on January 9-10, 2013 in Ottawa the following are the elements of consensus as reflected… Read More