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Problems with the Berger hearings

It was going to be the biggest private construction project in history. But before a pipeline could be built from the Beaufort Sea to energy-hungry markets in the south, the impact on the North's people, economy and environment had to be determined. That task was given to Justice Thomas Berger, who embarked on an extraordinary three-year odyssey across the Arctic. His report shocked the government that appointed him, and was heralded by some as "Canada's Native Charter of Rights."

Globe and Mail reporter Jeff Carruthers discusses the pipeline hearings and who will front the construction money.

Medium: Television
Program: Take 30
Broadcast Date: Jan. 14, 1977
Guest(s): Jeff Carruthers
Host: Mary Lou Finlay
Duration: 6:11

Last updated: November 20, 2012

Page consulted on December 13, 2013

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