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.
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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,