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Black discusses Trans Mountain pipeline ruling

September 9, 2018
CHEK News
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School of Communication and Culture Assoc. Prof. David Black joined Calvin To for CHEK News’ Sunday Spotlight to discuss the recent court ruling on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and what it could mean for Canadian politics, the courts and Indigenous rights.

Here is an excerpt:

“The Canadian public is the winner here because we are seeing the emergence of a whole new regulatory culture. When Trans Mountain was first built in the 1950s, no one cared about first nations’ interests and no one cared about environmental interests. The only stakeholders that mattered were the business interests that were backing the pipeline or pumping the oil. So we are muddling through in our Canadian way towards a new regulatory culture.”

Watch the full interview.