Canadian Government Pushing First Nations to Give up Land Rights For Oil And Gas Profits

The Guardian

Harper government organized private meetings between oil firms and Indigenous chiefs to try and gain support for oil and gas pipelines and other investments located on their lands, documents reveal. Story here.


John Fefchak said…

Scientists say that the universe is made up of neutrons, protons and electrons. They forgot to mention morons.
Yes , sorely, Canada does not have much of a record, except a poor one, when it comes to the safety and protection of our environment, water sources and climate ( Green House Gases) Looking at this planet, and especially after seeing Lake Winnipeg, or the Tar Sands any visitor from outer space would say "I want to see the manager" Minister Aglukkaq, claims Canada is taking an international leadership role by delivering environmental and economic benefits. As far as I am concerned that is simply political bafflegab on her part. For according to the leader of the Federal Conservative party, during his speech at the Conservative convention in Calgary ( Nov. 1, 2013) this is will no longer be the situation. The glaring comments that passed the lips of Prime Minister Harper tells us that Canada's cherished and finite resources will now be extracted and utilized to the best advantage of bolstering Canada's economy. Conservation and environmental concerns will be allowed to partner with development undertaking, but will not be allowed to impede or get in the way of any ambitious progress. Timing is of the essence, and to hell with all else. That tells me, Environmental Concerns will come in second best, regardless of what our Nations Environment Minister professes.

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