Last week, the RCMP issued a statement
about blockades at a workers’ camp near Houston, B.C. A group of protesters opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline were stealing or vandalizing heavy machinery and other equipment and causing major destruction to forestry roads. This was to prevent industry and police from moving through.
Last week, the RCMP issued a statement about blockades at a workers’ camp near Houston, B.C. A group of protesters opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline were stealing or vandalizing heavy machinery and other equipment and causing major destruction to forestry roads. This was to prevent industry...
Then, over the weekend, environmentalist David Suzuki, a supporter of anti-pipeline protests, made some extreme comments. “The next stage after this, there are going to be pipelines blown up if our leaders don’t pay attention to what’s going on,” he said at an Extinction Rebellion protest on Vancouver Island.
This language and the thefts and vandalism by so-called protesters should be condemned, not celebrated.
Up to 500 workers had been trapped by the blockade in the remote camp location before the RCMP removed the protesters, allowing the workers access to food and water. This is alarming because there is limited access to these sites and if a road is destroyed, it has to be rebuilt in order for it to be safe to use again.
Who are these protesters? While some are no doubt from the community, many others are non-Indigenous and from out of province or out of country.
As for support for the protests among the Wet’suwet’en, it has as much to do with deeper divisions in the community as with the pipeline itself. Coastal GasLink acquired the rights and entered into community benefit agreements with the 20 reserves along the pipeline route. Wet’suwet’en First Nation was one of these communities. The elected chief and council and the majority of their community members agreed to this pipeline. On the reserve, these voices matter. The rest at the above LINK.
Here is a perfect symmetry. Trudeau wants to kill the oil and gas industry. Biden wants to kill our auto industry. Simpatico. They are twins
The American president, in his deep wisdom, would not oblige. His press secretary, Jen Psaki, noted this $12,000 would “incentivize the purchasing of electric vehicles” and poignantly added the observation, “that’s good for our climate.” For the planet. For the globe itself. A goal so co-incident with Trudeau’s own prime concern as to be perfectly indistinguishable.
This is a good read at the above LINK.
Ontario auto workers may relax. It will be but days before Trudeau and his famed abseiler, Steven Guilbeault, come up with a plan, identical to the one already in place for Alberta oil workers. It will outline “transitioning” for Ontario — a vast retraining program to take imperilled auto workers and place them in the same staggering lineup as imperilled oil workers, also about to be eliminated in pursuit of the great “build back better” new green economy.
Thank God for Joe Biden. It is only his so clear a mind, so progressive a spirit, that has the courage to follow global warming logic to its inevitable conclusion. He and Trudeau are really as one, even as the younger of the two may take a little time to realize that killing the Ontario auto industry — which is Biden’s goal – is a perfect reflection of the prime minister’s clear-sighted and brave determination to kill the oil industry of Alberta.
The federal government delivered a stark warning about the decades ahead as Governor-General Mary Simon opened the 44th Parliament, describing a world “in danger” from climate change and urging legislators to turn “talk into action.”
Throne Speech delivered by Governor-General Mary Simon outlines plans for action on climate change, an end to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to build a ‘more resilient economy’
Ms. Simon delivered the minority Liberal government’s road map in the Senate Tuesday and emphasized that limiting the greenhouse-gas emissions causing climate change and adapting to the changes already brought on by warming temperatures are among the top priorities.
The speech contained no new promises from the Liberals, who instead highlighted key priorities from their long list of campaign promises.
The late launch to the fall Parliamentary sitting means the Liberals have just a four-week window to shepherd key government bills through the House of Commons – a short time frame, made more difficult because the opposition has more power to influence the agenda in a minority Parliament. The Liberals waited more than two months to recall MPs to the House after the September federal election.
“There is nothing in the Throne Speech that deals with inflation, the cost of living crisis, the national unity crisis, there’s no plan to get people working,” Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole said.
Ms. Simon reiterated the Prime Minister’s position that the government “must go further, faster” to take “real action” on climate change. She said the government would focus its efforts on capping and then lowering emissions from the oil and gas sector; accelerating work to reach a 100 per cent net-zero electricity grid; investing in public transit and mandating the sale of zero emissions vehicles; and steadily increasing the price on carbon.
Anyway, the rest of these Sunny Ways at the above LINK