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Kenney says activists are robbing Indigenous communities of opportunity

Premier Jason Kenney told delegates at the Indigenous Participation in Major Projects conference in Calgary on Wednesday their opportunities to create jobs are being taken away by activists. He said the province is committed to back Indigenous participation in major projects through a $1 billion fund announced last year but he fears there will be no projects to back if activists succeed as they did in leading Teck Resources to shelve its Frontier oilsands mine earlier this week. He announced that the Woodland Cree First Nation in northwest Alberta will receive a $187,688 grant to intervene in support of the Alberta government's constitutional challenge of Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act, the first grant under the province's $10-million Indigenous Litigation Fund.

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