AFN slams brakes on environmental talks with Trudeau over secrecy

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) slammed the brakes on drafting legislative amendments on environmental and regulatory processes with the Trudeau government last month saying it had become strangers within the process.

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Kenneth Jackson is an investigative reporter in Ottawa, Ont. with more than two decades in the business. He got his start in community newspapers before joining the Ottawa Sun in 2007 where he worked the police beat.

In 2011, Jackson joined APTN to break the Bruce Carson scandal that sparked three federal investigations into the former senior advisor to then Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Carson was later charged with fraud sparking a court battle all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. The conviction was upheld and was based entirely on APTN’s investigation.

Jackson has focused, almost exclusively, on the child welfare system in Ontario over the last five years. The work has earned multiple awards, including the 2020 Michener Award.

4 thoughts on “AFN slams brakes on environmental talks with Trudeau over secrecy

  1. The Minister of environment should be the one at the table anyway. Jim Carr is just there to try and cut a deal for the resource extraction industry. First the environment, and then let industry fit itself in.

  2. As if they did not see this coming, there’s a relationship of broken promises, false hope and permission to ask for more slack on the leash around Assembly of First Nations neck. This will go on time and time again. The AFN is just the AFN, a necessity to have around. It’s not even the equivalent in functionality as The Senate,. Why continue with it? Oh yes, because that’s the way it is. Running out of time People’s, think, think, think.

  3. Much respect to Regional Chiefs Day, Hart and Erasmus, for putting their collective feet down on this crucial matter. Much less praise for Chief Bellegarde who seems to be confused on whose side he is on! The longer this issue is delayed, the more damage to the environment, and ALL the living beings whose habitat is Turtle Island. I also did NOT see any word about geo-engineering and environmental spraying, which are doing tremendous damage to our forests and natural fields, and most if not all the planes flying overhead almost daily, showering us with nanoparticles of strontium, barium and aluminum oxides, among other UNIDENTIFIED additives, toxins and chemicals, as well as bio-mass components, which would appear to be sickening not only plants, water ways, vegetation and animals, but human beings, too. Get WITH the program, Chief Bellegarde, or GET OUT OF THE WAY of the chiefs who are trying their best to push an agenda for changes on everything from the National Energy Board and climate change to the Fisheries and Navigation Protection acts. FOOD AND WATER SECURITY are two of THE MOST IMPORTANT issues facing North America, and Canada specifically, TODAY. So, ACTION MUST BE TAKEN……TODAY!

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