As the parties continue to jockey for position, those in favor of Prosperity can only wait for the wheels of justice to grind away until the final decision and ultimate outcome of the matter.
As a casual observer and TGB shareholder, it appears that the First Nations have some legitimate rights that must be protected by Canada and the courts pursuant to the law. However, many of the legitimate rights are procedural in nature and procedural victories do not always guarantee ultimate victory under the main cause of action. It appears the original Prosperity, panel member conflicts of interests, and the most recent injunction were procedural victories at best and the true outcome will again rest with the Canadian Government and its designees. With that said, as long as the Government doesn't permanently "kill" the project it has life.
At this juncture, the First Nations representatives speaking for fee interests in the land (including developmental rights) sound very much like the individuals protesting at occupy Wall Street. While the OWS crowds have legitimate constitutional rights (some procedural), such rights do not provide vested legal rights to remuneration, land rights for occupancy, rights to work, etc. Given that various OWS cities lost injunctive actions on a short-term basis, once the procedural obstacles were addressed the respective city governments and the courts upheld the property rights of the land owners, and the state and local regulations involved.
Examining the reasons for denying Prosperity 1, the legal rights of the Crown, government and court procedures, governmental due process arguments, etc. one can speculate that Prosperity will ultimately prevail in BC for all of its citizens and subjects. With respect to First Nation protests, additional litigation, interrupting building and construction-- at some point the government will protect and enforce the legitimate rights of the fee interest holders and the lessee (TGB).
Yes , I do like to occasionally "stir" the pot to keep the cheering crowds awake ....TGB..as well as the US and Canadian gov'ts are mostly a joke - along with everything else ....However - my band width usage remains only a small fraction of that accruing to fog...the de facto moderator of this forum ...
Merry Christmas and keep up the good work ... Don't let my "nose tweakers"
overstimulate you ....Remember , I fully support unlimited free whisky - and snowmobiles for the esteemed members of the FN .Canada is an extremely rich country and can readily afford to provide these urgent needs .
Denying Evolution, belief in Creation and now intelligent design. Denying Global warming (I believe in Nuclear energy and Natural Gas and not solar or wind or clean coal) is another right wing mantra. I could go on and on.
Our defense budget exceeds the defence budget of next 14 largest defense budgets combined. Yet Republicans are willing to bankrupt our country with increased defense spending. Spend money on creating jobs, enhancing infrastructure, education and not defending Europe, Japan and Rest of the world! Let them pay for their own wars and defense.
Did YOU pay for those college degrees, or are you expecting someone else to pay for them? I know that is one of the prescient issues you people are crapping yourselves over.
I wouldn't know about T-Bagging. The next time you are, try getting up off your knees and get a real job.