Follow Us! Like Our Page!

Alberta and regulator criticized as Kearl hearing begins in Ottawa – Cabin Radio

April 18, 2023

Northern Alberta First Nations and Métis communities have slammed an Alberta regulator and the province at a House of Commons committee on environment and sustainable development.

Monday’s hearing in Ottawa was called following multiple leaks at Imperial Oil’s Kearl oil sands mine, north of Fort McMurray. The company wasn’t spared criticism at the hearing, but Kearl was described as just the latest example of a system that is not working.

“All trust with the Alberta government has been broken. It has been broken for a long time. It is clear that they cannot be trusted to oversee this mess. This mess has been going on since the 1960s,” said Chief Allan Adam of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.

Adam, who flew to Ottawa to present in person, called out the committee chair – Liberal Montreal MP Francis Scarpaleggia – for attempting to limit presentations to five minutes. Adam threatened to walk out if not given the time he needed, then spoke for almost 20 minutes.

Read More:

 60 total views,  2 views today

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More