Our court victory effectively quashed permits for the Trans Mountain pipeline.
While that was a fantastic victory for us all, the challenge is not over.
The court ordered Canada to redo consultation with First Nations, yet their “refreshed” consultation remained inadequate, if not worse. Tsleil-Waututh, along with 11 other parties including 8 First Nations, is once again challenging Canada’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline, arguing that the pipeline should not have been approved due to inadequate consultation with First Nations, infringement of Indigenous rights, regulatory errors at the National Energy Board, and bias.
If successful, these legal challenges could once again stop the project in its tracks by quashing or nullifying the approval.
Tsleil-Waututh will continue to uphold our Sacred Trust, to act as stewards of the lands and waters in accordance with Tsleil-Waututh Nation laws and values. As we saw in 2018, we can win.
Stay tuned for more updates on what’s next with the legal process.