First Nation interveners will weigh in on both sides in Alberta challenge to Bill C-69

Alberta’s top court is allowing a dozen submissions to be heard from advocacy groups and First Nations in the province’s constitutional challenge to Ottawa’s revamped environmental assessment rules. Alberta’s United Conservative government has argued no new pipelines would be built…

Alberta government asks Court of Appeal whether Bill C-69 is constitutional

The Alberta government has officially asked the province’s Appeal Court whether Ottawa’s new environmental assessment process for major construction projects like pipelines is constitutional. The government filed its challenge with the court on Tuesday, asking it whether the federal government…

Bill C-69 enters into law, and Alberta’s UCP government says it plans constitutional challenge

The federal government’s contentious bill to set up a new authority to assess industrial projects like pipelines, mines and inter-provincial highways, was proclaimed into law on Wednesday and Alberta’s UCP government responded swiftly. “Under the constitution, Alberta has clear and…