ShutDownCanada claims are spurious and harmful

ShutDownCanada claims are spurious and harmfulOn Tuesday, while activists reportedly tried to “arrest” Premier John Horgan at his house in British Columbia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to the House of Commons, stressing the need for “patience” as rail blockades continue to prevent freight and passenger movement across Canada. The #ShutDownCanada movement is in full swing across the country, with…

How political activists have weaponized “duty to consult”

First Nations in Ontario are challenging routine maintenance work on a pipeline which carries natural gas from western to eastern Canada

How political activists have weaponized “duty to consult”In 2004, the Supreme Court of Canada created the “duty to consult.” The setting was British Columbia, where aboriginal title had never been ceded by treaty. The ruling made sense in that context; it seems only fair to consult a First Nation about exploitation of land and resources to which it may have a plausible…