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The Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal from the first nation communities. 

As per procedure, the high court did not provide a reason for their ruling.

more to come


This morning the Supreme Court of Canada is expected to level their decision on the next possible appeal of the Trans Mountain Expansion project.

The Coldwater Indian band is one of the four First Nation communities seeking leave to appeal a February decision from the Federal Court of Appeal that sided with the government’s approval of the pipeline.

Following that decision, Coldwater Chief Lee Spahan spoke with Q101 about the process with Trans Mountain.

“It’s very difficult trying to move forward with Trans Mountain in Canada when they consider it consultation when the consultation process was flawed,” began Spahan. “Trying to get our voice heard and let Canada know that the consultation process still needs to continue.”

“We need all the information before any route is chosen for the pipeline, and that hasn’t happened. There isn’t enough information for the Coldwater Band membership to make that decision,” added Spahan.

The decision is expected early this morning. As is custom with the Supreme Court no reasons will be given alongside the ruling.

More to come.


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