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January 13, 2020
“Indigenous communities are on the verge of a major economic breakthrough, one that finally allows Indigenous people to share in Canada’s economic prosperity. Bill C-69 will stop this progress in its tracks.”
– Stephen Buffalo, President and CEO of Indian Resource Council
Despite strong opposition from many Indigenous leaders, groups and communities, in the last Parliament the Liberals used their majority to ensure Bill C-69, the No More Pipelines Bill, received Royal Assent before the fall election.
With the passing of Bill C-69, the Liberals once again ignored the views of Indigenous leaders and have created endless barriers to economic development for their communities. Other examples include the cancelling of the Northern Gateway pipeline, the arbitrary five-year moratorium on offshore oil and gas extraction in the Arctic, and imposing a tanker ban on the BC coast.
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