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Let’s end the petty politics being played by the BC Liberals … and let’s get the provincial government off the sidelines, and onto the playing field

Coastal GasLink photo showing trees lying across the
Morice River Forest Service Road, which the Hereditary
Chiefs took responsibility for cutting down. It's estimated

over 100 trees have been cut down on a 3 kilometre
section of the public road

Day after day the NDP government of John Horgan has continued to do little by way of stepping in to assist in the resolution of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs blockading the rightful, and legal work plans of Coastal GasLink.

Meantime, for some strange reason, Opposition leader Andrew Wilkinson’s BC Liberals are calling for the head of Forests Minister Doug Donaldson.

Over six and a half billion dollars are involved in Coastal GasLinks pipeline project, which will travel a path from Dawson Creek to Kitimat, where LNG Canada’s export terminal will be constructed.

I would first like to take this opportunity to remind Wilkinson that Michelle Mungall is in fact the Minister for Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, not Doug Donaldson (although Donaldson should indeed be canned for his complete mismanagement of BC's forest sector). 

Secondly, I would also like to commend the most recent efforts of Coastal GasLink, in writing to the Hereditary Chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en with the hopes of discussing issues of concern to them, in the hopes this initiative can be successful in resolving the impasse.

Along with those continuing efforts however, British Columbians should be demanding that Premier John Horgan’s government come out clearly on where they stand.
From Coastal GasLink: Edward is one
of many Wet'suwet'en people
working on the pipeline project.

For too long this government has appeared seemed satisfied to simply watch from the sidelines … hoping the illegal roadblocks and road closures will simply go away.  Well they're not, despite the BC Supreme Court granting multiple injunctions informing protesters to clear the way so that work can continue on the project.

British Columbians need to know that this government is committed to seeing this pipeline project through! The jobs and livelihood of many British Columbians are at stake … along with the financial well-being of numerous businesses, including those headed by First Nations individuals, who are working with Coastal GasLink on this project.

Let’s end the petty politics being played by the BC Liberals … and let’s get the provincial government off the sidelines, and onto the playing field!


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