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Ratcliff lawyers put First Nations Consultation at centre stage before NEB

January 22, 2016

In a heated final argument Thursday, Squamish First Nation lawyer Aaron Bruce told the NEB that it cannot recommend the Trans Mountain expansion project’s approval because the federal government “recognizes the current process is deficient to address First Nations concerns. We shouldn’t be here today.”

Similarly Stz’uminus First Nation lawyer Melinda Skeels told the NEB panel in a final argument hearing Wednesday: “By any measure, the Crown has failed to discharge its duty to consult Stz’uminus in relation to the project.”

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Melinda Skeels | Aboriginal Law