GUNN: In a country blessed to be counted as one of the most robust and respected democracies in the world, illegal blockades and economic terrorism are NEVER an appropriate response
Activists had occupied some of these posts in preparation for this encounter for years. They knew full well about the court injunction and were asked repeatedly by police to abide by it. The alternative would be to allow a small group of radicalized individuals to undermine the democratic will and legal authority of an entire country.
In a free and functioning society, this kind of behavior is simply not sustainable, and certainly not acceptable.
It has been granted legal sanction by the BC Supreme Court and requires zero taxpayer dollars to build.
On top of all this, it’s not even an oil pipeline. It’s Natural Gas. A resource that by displacing coal-powered plants in Asia will actually lower global CO2 emissions, while at the same time contributing billions to the BC economy.
At the end of the day, it’s an unfortunate truth that in our society, there will never be any one policy that achieves true consensus.
Aaron is an advocate for taxpayers and common sense. Throughout his work and notably in his role as Spokesperson for BC Proud, Aaron has been a voice for citizens across British Columbia and Canada.