Aboriginal Snub Shakes Asian Trust in Canada’s Gas Plans

This is what a dictatorial and adversarial approach to First Nations and environmentalists will result in. If the government and oil companies were more willing to listen, engage, and respond, I expect that opposition to these projects would not be so severe (I'm not going to claim that opposition wouldn't exist - it could just be worked with).

The rebuff puts into sharp focus the hurdles Canada faces in its efforts to compete with the U.S. Gulf Coast and Australia to capture rising Asian demand for fuel, as 19 proponents try to advance Canadian Pacific Coast gas exports.
“It sends a very bad signal to the world that’s looking at Canada,” said Gord Nettleton, a Calgary-based partner at law firm McCarthy Tetrault. The rejection prompts the question, “How are you going to get your house in order?”