Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my question for the Prime Minister relates to the joint review panel on the proposed Site C development in British Columbia. The panel review is very clear that there will be significant effects, that cannot be mitigated, affecting the hunting, fishing, and trapping rights of Treaty 8, Saulteau, and Blueberry River First Nations. Their decision came down even before the Tsilhquot’in Supreme Court decision.
Will the government commit to saying “no” to Site C in deference to the established rights of first nations in the area?
Hon. Leona Aglukkaq: Mr. Speaker, I am carefully reviewing and considering the panel’s findings, and at this point in time, it would be inappropriate to comment any further.