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B.C. First Nations taking Site C decision to court

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Four Treaty 8 First Nations are taking the federal government’s decision to approve the proposed Site C dam to court.

They filed a judicial review in federal court Wednesday, arguing the project on the Peace River would have significant adverse affects on the environment, as well as their traditional land use.

They argue the government’s decision disregarded findings of the Joint Review Panel, and resulting infringement on their treaty rights.

The First Nations will also be filing a similar judicial review in the B.C. Supreme Court of their issuance of an Environmental Assessment Certificate, which happened on the same day in October.

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