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Gitxsan ask that Kemess North hearings be suspended

The Gitxsan are asking that the Panel:

  1. suspend the hearing until:
    1. The federal and provincial agencies have consulted with the Gitxsan and other affected First Nations on the preliminary determinations that are being presented in the Environmental Impact Assessment Review ("EIA Review").
    2. The Gitxsan are provided with adequate funding and time to engage expertise to assist the Gitxsan in such consultations and the preparation of their submissions to the government agencies and the Panel on the issues being reviewed in the EIA Review.
  2. ask the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia to extend the timeline for the hearing and for filing the Panel's Report to Ministers to accommodate the suspension of the hearing in (a).