As environmental opposition threatens their royalties and jobs, many First Nations have teamed up with the petroleum industry.
The oil and gas industry accounts for almost 8 per cent of Canada’s GDP.
The province’s unemployment rate (as of July) was stuck at 7 per cent.
Bill C-69 overhauls the federal environmental-impact assessment process for resource projects.
The Trudeau government cancelled the Northern Gateway pipeline in 2016.
Next week, Ottawa will make a decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
A high price differential means lower-than-expected royalties for governments.