The Berger Pipeline Inquiry
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."
Twenty-five years after the Berger pipeline inquiry
The pipeline issue is still contentious, but by 2001, the North is another country.
Berger on native land claims, now settled
For Commentary, Thomas Berger reflects on how new native rights settlements impact resource development.
Victors and victims of the Berger report
As Inuit leaders celebrate Berger's findings, outrage boils over at the Inuvik Chamber of Commerce as business dries up.
Thomas Berger releases his second pipeline report
The second volume of Berger's report lays out a framework for socially and environmentally responsible development.
National Energy Board decision supports Berger
Massive report shares Berger's concerns, all but killing the pipeline proposal.
Justice Berger is glad it’s over
On Our Native Land, Berger discusses his three years in the North.
Jubilant Native leaders praise Berger’s report
Across Canada, Native leaders celebrate the Berger Report as "the best statement on Native rights since the Europeans came to…
The Berger Report is released
Justice Berger's report is tabled, and it's a blockbuster.
Arctic Gas disagrees with Berger findings
"We disagree fundamentally with the Berger conclusions."
Berger Report about to come out
CBC reporters speculate on what the document will recommend.
Berger’s report is released
Report's text and photos show respect for land and people, and recommends no pipeline be built.
Problems with the Berger hearings
Globe and Mail reporter Jeff Carruthers discusses the pipeline hearings and who will front the construction money.
Hundreds testify before Berger
Across the Yukon and Northwest Territories, hundreds of residents give the Berger Inquiry their opinions.
Berger Inquiry hearings conclude
The Berger Inquiry wraps up today, and it's a last chance for Native people and gas companies to state their…
1976: Gas companies pitch Mackenzie Valley pipeline
Two companies propose different pipelines down the Mackenzie Valley.
Dene chief: ‘My nation will stop the pipeline’
An angry Dene chief tells the inquiry he will lay down his life to stop the pipeline.
A shaky start for Berger hearings
Accusations fly as the Berger Inquiry opens in Yellowknife.
Justice Berger prepares for his inquiry
B.C. Supreme Court Justice Thomas Berger discusses his daunting task.
Jean Chrétien discusses why Berger Inquiry will be held
At dog races on the Yukon River, the Indian Affairs minister states his views on the proposed pipeline.
Canadians question the proposed Mackenzie pipeline
Objectors tear into pipeline proposals at a public debate in Toronto.
U.S. pressure to build a Canadian pipeline
Americans are anxious for oil and gas. Who will provide it?