Chippewas of the Thames wins leave to appeal Enbridge Line 9
The Supreme Court of Canada has granted the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation leave to appeal the transport of crude oil through Enbrige’s controversial Line 9 reversal.
Chippewas of the Thames say they were not properly consulted about the proposed changes to the pipeline which crosses through their territory. The community has stated the pipeline reversal of flow may potentially impact their aboriginal and treaty rights.
Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames, Leslee White-Eye welcomed the decision, saying, the community is “pleased by this forward step” but says the path ahead is still long as the community continues to seek protection of it’s territory.
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