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Tsleil-Waututh Nation appeals to Supreme Court of Canada in Trans Mountain lawsuit

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is taking the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) to the Supreme Court of Canada. TWN is seeking leave to appeal the Federal Court of Appeal’s September 4th decision, which granted leave to six First Nations, but significantly limited the grounds that the First Nations, including Tsleil-Waututh, could argue.

“We are taking this issue to the Supreme Court of Canada not only to stand up for our inherent and constitutionally protected rights,

Together against TMX: First Nations launch new round of legal challenges

For Immediate Release – July 9, 2019

Vancouver, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories

Several First Nations officially launched their appeals of the recent re-approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Expansion Project (TMX) today. If successful, these legal challenges could once again stop the project in its tracks by quashing or nullifying the approval,

Trudeau’s Trans Mountain Approval “Disappointing,” not surprising; “Tsleil-Waututh Does Not Consent,” Chief Leah George-Wilson

Vancouver, BC, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territories

Prime Minister Trudeau today announced the federal cabinet’s decision to approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion project, following a second round of consultations and a National Energy Board reconsideration.

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation recently engaged in a renewed consultation process with the federal government, following the 2018 Federal Court of Appeal ruling that found Canada had not meaningfully consulted First Nations during the first round of engagement.

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