UBC experts on court decision on Northern Gateway

The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the government’s approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline project on grounds that it failed to consult with First Nations. UBC experts are available for comment:

Gordon Christie
Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Director, Indigenous Legal Studies Program
Tel: 604.221.0707
Email: Christie@allard.ubc.ca

  • The abilities of aboriginal communities to use Canadian law to advance their interests

Kevin Hanna
Director, Centre for Environmental Assessment Research, UBC’s Okanagan campus

  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Canadian natural resource policy

George Hoberg
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Tel: 604.822.3728
Email: george.hoberg@ubc.ca

  • Regulatory process
  • Politics of pipelines, federal and provincial
  • Environmental concerns and First Nations involvement


Heather Amos
UBC Public Affairs
Cell: 604.828.3867