Asked to allow archaeologists and local First Nations onto your land? Just say NO.
Posted on September 23, 2020
By the CAEPLA Editorial Board
Things to consider
➤ Your land was expropriated, or you signed an easement agreement — either way, the pipeline company took all the rights it needed for its project.
➤ Why then are companies now asking for your permission to let additional archaeologists and Indigenous community representatives onto your land?
➤ Why would the companies be making the request and not the archaeologists and others themselves?
➤ Didn’t the company already complete any archaeological investigation that was required under government regulation?
➤ What are the archaeologists and others going to do on your land?
➤ What happens if they find something?
➤ What are the consequences for your property, its use and its value?
➤ What happens if they "plant" something on your land?
➤ What’s the real agenda?
There are way too many unanswered questions.
Just say thanks, but no thanks.