Picking up where we left off yesterday at this time, we note that having launched another BC Supreme Court Site-C dam challenge this week, the legal bills are now piling up for local area First Nations trying to stop the project.
The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations are hoping for a judicial ruling quashing recently issued project permits and forcing BC Hydro into a renewed First Nation’s consultation process.
If they get it, they’re also hoping newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will honor his First Nation’s campaign promises.
This is West Moberly Chief Roland Willson:
Those appeals go to Federal and BC Supreme Court rulings this summer, rejecting challenges to halt the first phase dam construction, which has been underway now for more than three months.
There’s no word yet on when those appeals will be heard, and Chief Willson concedes the First Nations continuing courtroom battles with Hydro are no more challenging than their associated legal expenses, but he also says: