NDP calls out feds on aboriginal oil sands consultation
Jul 16, 2012 at 8:14 am in Business, News by tyler.king
The NDP is calling on the federal government to do a better job consulting with First Nations on the oil sands.
Five of the party’s MPs toured the region last week; and met with both industry reps and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.
Natural Resources critic Peter Julian says they heard Aboriginal groups say the government isn’t taking their concerns seriously enough.
Edmonton MP Linda Duncan says the government is dragging its feet on its obligation to protect the caribou population and local fishery.