Harper government faces legal challenge over rules restricting pipeline comments Date: Monday, August 19 2013 Topic:
Environmentalists head to Federal Court to overturn new National Energy Board rules that restrict public comment on energy proposals.
Environmentalists have launched a court challenge attempting to strike down Harper government legislation that restricts public comment on energy proposals, including Enbridge’s proposed Line 9B Reversal, which runs in part through the Toronto region.
ForestEthics Advocacy and activist Donna Sinclair — represented by civil rights lawyer Clayton Ruby — filed the suit Tuesday in Federal Court. The application asks the court to throw out new rules created by the National Energy Board, on the grounds that they violate Charter rights and silence dissent.