Morning Headlines: October 11th, 2018

Josh Kilner / October 11, 2018



The majority of the court justices ruled there is no binding constitutional duty to consult before a law has been passed.

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Supreme Court rules to not consult with Indigenous groups when drafting legislation

The Supreme court has ruled federal ministers have no duty to consult with Indigenous community members before introducing legislation that could affect constitutionally protected Indigenous rights.

The federal government has argued such an obligation would considerably slow down the legislative process.

The majority of the justices ruled that while Parliament needs to act “honourably” towards Indigenous people during the process, there isn’t a requirement for consultation.

1 of 2 pipelines back in service after explosion in Prince George

One of two pipelines has been turned back on, following a natural gas explosion near Prince George.

The smaller pipeline was shut down as a precaution after the larger line exploded on Tuesday.

FortisBC says gas supply will continue to be constrained and is asking customers to conserve their energy use.

An Enbridge natural gas transmission pipeline exploded Tuesday evening.

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Many of those tied to Canada’s cannabis industry feared they could face a lifetime ban from the U.S.

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U.S. will not ban Canadian cannabis workers from entering the country

A new statement from U.S. Customs and Border Protection says Canadians who work with legal cannabis will be able to enter into the United States.

Many of those tied to Canada’s cannabis industry feared they could face a lifetime ban from the U.S.

The policy cautions that Canadians entering the U.S. for reasons related to the American marijuana industry can still be banned.