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Indigenous candidates ‘hurt,’ ‘frustrated’ by Trudeau blackface photos

Sep 19 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Indigenous candidates and community leaders expressed shock, pain and frustration Thursday after multiple photographs surfaced of Justin Trudeau made up in brownface and blackface. Several federal election hopefuls reacted to the scandal engulfing the Liberal leader at the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations annual general meeting in Vancouver. It's "absolutely unacceptable" that Trudeau wore […]

Indigenous candidates ‘hurt,’ ‘frustrated’ by Trudeau blackface photos

Sep 19 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Indigenous candidates and community leaders expressed shock, pain and frustration Thursday after multiple photographs surfaced of Justin Trudeau made up in brownface and blackface. Several federal election hopefuls reacted to the scandal engulfing the Liberal leader at the British Columbia Assembly of First Nations annual general meeting in Vancouver. It's "absolutely unacceptable" that Trudeau wore […]

Assisted-death lawsuit adjourned, government evidence widens eligibility: lawyer

Sep 18 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and a woman with a degenerative illness have adjourned their lawsuit challenging the federal assisted-dying law after they say government evidence expanded eligibility for the procedure. The law says that only people who have a "reasonably foreseeable" natural death qualify, but a government expert has filed a report that states some […]

Assisted-death lawsuit adjourned, government evidence widens eligibility: lawyer

Sep 18 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association and a woman with a degenerative illness have adjourned their lawsuit challenging the federal assisted-dying law after they say government evidence expanded eligibility for the procedure. The law says that only people who have a "reasonably foreseeable" natural death qualify, but a government expert has filed a report that states some […]

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Sep 15 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia's forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills in the province, putting hundreds out of work and slashing economic growth predictions. Advocates […]

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Sep 15 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — High log prices and dwindling timber supply are driving the crisis in British Columbia's forestry industry that has devastated communities and kneecapped the provincial economy, observers say. Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen mills in the province, putting hundreds out of work and slashing economic growth predictions. Advocates […]

Pipeline construction hampered by hearings, permits, court action: report

Sep 11 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will likely be delayed due to detailed route hearings, outstanding provincial permits and Indigenous court challenges, says a report from environmental group Stand.earth. The report argues that the Crown corporation that owns the project faces bigger construction challenges than it has openly acknowledged and is unlikely […]

Pipeline construction hampered by hearings, permits, court action: report

Sep 11 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will likely be delayed due to detailed route hearings, outstanding provincial permits and Indigenous court challenges, says a report from environmental group Stand.earth. The report argues that the Crown corporation that owns the project faces bigger construction challenges than it has openly acknowledged and is unlikely […]

Court allows six Trans Mountain appeals focusing on Indigenous consultation

Sep 4 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal says it will hear six challenges of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion focusing on Indigenous consultation, while dismissing several claims centred on environmental concerns. The decision calls for narrowly focused, expedited court proceedings that will only examine the calibre of the federal government's consultation with Indigenous communities between […]

Court allows six Trans Mountain appeals focusing on Indigenous consultation

Sep 4 2019 — Laura Kane, The Canadian Press — VANCOUVER — The Federal Court of Appeal says it will hear six challenges of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion focusing on Indigenous consultation, while dismissing several claims centred on environmental concerns. The decision calls for narrowly focused, expedited court proceedings that will only examine the calibre of the federal government's consultation with Indigenous communities between […]