Legal challenge against budget bills

(CHERYL BRINK/QMI Agency)

(CHERYL BRINK/QMI Agency)

Kristy Kirkup, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 4:06 PM ET

OTTAWA — Two Alberta First Nations which launched a legal battle over budget bills in Ottawa Tuesday want the federal government to halt legislation they see as risky for "all Canadians."

Mikisew Cree First Nation and Frog Lake First Nation, located near Alberta's oilsands, said they are not "anti-development" but believe measures contained within Bill C-38 and C-45 remove environmental safeguards and change the nature of environmental assessments.

Frog Lake First Nation, located east of Edmonton, has oil and gas facilities on site.


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