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Press Release and Legal Backgrounder: FIRST NATIONS LAUNCH FIGHT OF TMX PROJECT APPROVAL TO SUPREME COURT OF CANADA

Vancouver (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Territory) – The Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band announce they are seeking leave for appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.  These four First Nations have fought and challenged the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) Project through every Federal court. They now intend to seek a challenge at the Supreme Court of Canada.

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Media Advisory

 

WHAT: Online Press Conference discussing appeal of TMX Coldwater decision to the Supreme Court of Canada

WHO: Leadership from First Nations appealing the TMX approvals to the SCC will discuss the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal

-Chief Leah George-Wilson &

Tsleil-Waututh Nation file a new appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

This morning, Monday April 6th, Tsleil-Waututh Nation filed a new appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada in the continuing effort to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline. We invite you to join a Webinar being hosted by RAVEN Trust tomorrow afternoon at 4pm PT. Indigenous leaders from Tsleil-Waututh, Coldwater and Squamish Nations will be there live,

TMX: SUPREME COURT OF CANADA DENIES LEAVE, AS TSLEIL-WAUTUTH ANNOUNCES FURTHER APPEAL

The Supreme Court of Canada has denied leave to appeal a decision by the Federal Court of Appeal from September 4th, 2019 which significantly limited the grounds that the First Nations, including Tsleil-Waututh, could argue in the recent Coldwater case.  Tsleil-Waututh announced today that they would appeal the Coldwater decision, which upheld the approval of  the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMX) after finding consultation to be adequate.

Federal Court Decision Disappointing, But Not the End of the Story

Tsleil-Waututh Nation is disappointed in today’s decision by the Federal Court of Appeal, but this is not the end of the story. 

 

“We are disappointed by today’s decision from the Federal Court of Appeal. In our view consultation was inadequate. Tsleil-Waututh was ready to sit at the consultation table to engage in meaningful dialogue and meaningful consultation,

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