The original terms of the inquiry did not permit judge berger to recommend against a pipeline, but the report did propose ways to strike a balance between pipeline construction and the protection of the environment and aboriginal rights the berger inquiry project gives you a way to explore this history in depth. Control and regulation of these lands fell to the ministry of indian affairs and northern development, and at their request justice thomas berger was commissioned to investigate the social, environmental and economic impact regionally and propose terms and conditions appropriate to the construction, operation, and abandonment of a pipeline in the yukon and northwest territories on march 21st, 1974.
Nunavut is the heartland of the inuit of canada a majority of canada's inuit live in nunavut in kugluktuk and cambridge bay, where english has to a great extent supplanted innuinaqtun even in the home, parents insist it must be taught in the schools and eventually become a language of instruction. For commentary, thomas berger reflects on how new native rights settlements impact resource development victors and victims of the berger report as inuit leaders celebrate berger's findings, outrage boils over at the inuvik chamber of commerce as business dries up. In march 1974, justice thomas berger of the supreme court of british columbia was commissioned by pierre trudeau’s liberal government to study the environmental, economic, and social effects of a pipeline through the mackenzie valley the pipeline, proposed by arctic gas and foothills pipelines.
In naming thomas berger the bc government's outside counsel for legal challenges involving the trans mountain pipeline project, attorney-general david eby recalled studying mr berger's work when he himself was a law student.
Indigenous rights advocate to guide bc in trans mountain pipeline challenge open this photo in gallery: lawyer tom berger is pictured in this nov 16, 2009, handout photo.
Thomas r berger practices law in vancouver, british columbia from 1974 to 1977 he served as the commissioner of the mackenzie valley pipeline inquiry his report, northern frontier, northern homeland (1977), recommended a ten—year moratorium on the building of a pipeline so that native land claims could be settled in the interim. In 1974, jean chretien, canada’s minister of indian affairs and northern development (diand) faced a dilemma thomas berger (photo by michael jackson) the berger inquiry project gives you a way to explore this history in depth click on the image below here to enter the project site. Library and archives canada cataloguing in publication berger, thomas r canada’s north : what’s the plan / thomas berger, steven a kennett, hayden king the 2010 cibc scholar-in-residence lecture isbn: 978-0-88763-953-1 1 land use--canada, northern--planning i kennett, steven a (steven alexander), 1960- ii king, hayden iii.