David Khan reacts to Bill 1

Controversial bill targeting rail blockade protesters soon to be Alberta law.

Janet French CBC May 28 2020  Violators could face fines up to $25,000 and six months in jail

"David Khan, leader of the Alberta Liberal Party and a constitutional and Indigenous rights lawyer, said Thursday the new law could interfere with Indigenous Peoples' rights to hunt, fish or gather on traditional land. 

He calls the law draconian, legally dubious and a piece of political theatre designed to trivialize the tensions between oil and gas development, Indigenous rights and the environment.

In addition to potentially running afoul of citizens' rights to free expression and association, Khan thinks the law could jeopardize Alberta's international reputation as an ethical and democratic source of oil."

Read the full article here:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/controversial-bill-targeting-rail-blockade-protesters-soon-to-be-alberta-law-1.5589557



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