Year: 2018

Radio Interview: Cooperative Federalism and the Trans Mountain Pipeline with Each For All the Co-operative Connection

Each for All, May 22, 2018: The federal government is buying the Trans Mountain pipeline in order to get Alberta oil to tidewater in what it says is “the national interest.” British Columbia is asking the court whether it can regulate the product in that pipeline – diluted bitumen-  as it defends its environment. Some First Nations […]

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2018 Native Law Publisher’s Note: Release 2

You can read the Publisher’s Notes for releases 2018-1 to 2018-5 here.

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APTN Nation to Nation article and video: Colonization forced Yale First Nation to sign deal with Kinder Morgan says chief

APTN April 27, 2018: Nation to Nation When Ken Hansen was elected as chief of Yale First Nation three and half years ago he immediately had a financial gun to his head. Hansen said his nation was broke and on the brink of third-party management. So he had two choices. Take a deal with Kinder […]

2018 Native Law Publisher’s Notes – Release 1

You can read the Publisher’s Notes for releases 2018-1 to 2018-5 here.

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National Observer piece by Mike De Souza on the Trans Mountain pipeline.

April 24, 2018: Jack is quoted in Chapter 4 ‘It’s Certainly Troubling’. Gordon Christie, a law professor from the University of British Columbia who specializes in Indigenous legal cases, said revelations about the Trans Mountain approval instructions raise questions about whether the consultations with First Nations were meaningful. “It’s certainly troubling because it goes right […]

Transcript of Jack’s interview with Michelle Eliot on CBC’s the Early Edition in regards to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

Transcription of CBC’s the Early Edition April 23, 2018 Jack Woodward’s comments on the Kinder Morgan pipeline at 1:30:07 of interview with Michelle Eliot in for Stephen Quinn. Michelle: The dispute over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project continues. Kinder Morgan says it needs regulatory clarity in BC by May 31st in order to push […]

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Podcast of Jack’s interview with Michelle Eliot on CBC’s the Early Edition in regards to the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

To hear Jack’s interview please click here, he appears at the 1 hour and 30 minute mark.

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First Nations court challenges continue to hang over $7.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

Vancouver Sun, April 19, 2018: First Nations court challenges that allege inadequate consultation and seek to overturn federal and B.C. approval of the $7.4-billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion have been overshadowed by recent debate on federal and provincial powers to regulate oil transport. But legal experts say the First Nations cases have real implications […]

Transcript: CBC’s The Current on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities.

The Current Transcript for April 17, 2018 Host: Laura Lynch Stories from this episode: Transcript: Prologue Transcript: Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities Transcript: Boy on the beach: How Alan Kurdi’s family are turning their grief into a fight to help refugees Transcript: Why a water-gulping Wisconsin plant is a wake-up call for Canada To read […]

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Sound clip: CBC’s The Current on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion divides Indigenous communities.

CBC the Current, April 17, 2018: As the divide thickens for politicians in B.C. and Alberta over the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the sentiment also resonates with First Nations in these provinces. First Nation leaders in favour of the project argue there’s an opportunity for economic prosperity for their people. But critics warn […]

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Narwhal article by Emma Gilchrist: ‘They’re Not Getting How the Constitution Works’: Why Trudeau, Notley Can’t Steamroll B.C. on Kinder Morgan Pipeline

The Narwhal, April 13, 2018: In the fall of 1981, Jack Woodward was a young lawyer in Ottawa when NDP leader Ed Broadbent and prime minister Pierre Trudeau struck a deal to include aboriginal rights in the Canadian constitution. “I banged out a first draft,” Woodward recalls. “I typed it out on a manual typewriter. […]