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Cooperative Federalism

The federal government is buying the Trans Mountain pipeline in order to get Alberta oil to tidewater in what it says is “the national interest.”

British Columbia is asking the court whether it can regulate the product in that pipeline – diluted bitumen-  as it defends its environment.

Some First Nations support the twinning of the pipeline and others have gone to court over environmental and consultation concerns.

It seems the state of our Canadian federation is in turmoil over this pipeline expansion.

But does it really have to be this way? I asked a special guest to explain the alternative – “cooperative federalism.”

Jack Woodward is a BC based aboriginal and constitutional lawyer. Have a listen to our May 22/18 discussion (*before feds announced TMX purchase)

Jack Woodward

Jack Woodward

Show Music:

  • Confederation Song
    Sung by Evan Ng and Jasper for their 2015 Social Studies Project
    Music and Rap Lyrics – Evan Ng and Jasper
    Song Lyrics – Shawna Audet and The Overlanders
  • That’s Cooperation -Big Bird and Sesame Street Friends
  • Mama Let Him Play – Jerry Doucette


By |2018-11-04T17:17:19-08:00May 27th, 2018|Show|0 Comments

About the Author:

I love radio and pursue stories about people and communities working together to solve challenges creatively and often, with a lot of heart. It's the human side of the co-op model that intrigues me. That and any chance to travel, especially to smaller locales, where folks seem to know that co-operating just makes good sense!

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