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https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1141202264352333824

'No Trans Mountain!'

 

Canada Approves TMX Despite Failing To Achieve Consent: Declaration of Climate Emergency Rings Hollow: 'The Title and Rights Holders of Our Indigenous Nations Have Not Provided Their Consent...

https://twitter.com/UBCIC/status/1141104394550706178

"We do not accept Canada's pre-meditated decision and we are prepared to continue to oppose this project through any means possible..."

NDPP

'Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Approved': CBC (and vid)

https://twitter.com/Pam_Palmater/status/1141166307104178176

"This is the CBC News Network political panel from Tuesday, June 18, 2019."

 

WATCH: How Canadian Taxpayers Bought A Climate-Killing Pipeline

https://buff.ly/2IPMrQe

"In the midst of a climate emergency, the new Trans Mountain Pipeline that Canadian taxpayers bought is not only environmentally dangerous but financially risky as well. Dr Gordon Laxer, an expert on trade agreements and energy transition, tells us that the government also went out of its way to reword the new NAFTA so that they could continue to subsidize the pipeline. Learn more in Laxer's ground-breaking report here..."

NDPP

"This is just so perfectly Trudeau, King of Gesture Politics. Declares a 'climate emergency' one day, approves a massive tarsands pipeline the next. All symbol, no substance, no matter the stakes. This will not stand."

https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein/status/1141090263278002177

An excellent description of the Canadian political class in general. And unfortunately much of its 'opposition' too.

NDPP

Walking Eagle News

https://twitter.com/TheEagleist/status/1141091199224295424

"The Assembly of First Nations issues statement somehow both condemning and welcoming federal decision on Trans Mountain Pipeline."

voice of the damned

"This will not stand."

I think there's a pretty good chance that it will stand. TMX is going to effect very few votes outside of the region where it's being built. Though I suppose if there are enough seats there, it could reduce the Liberals to a minority, best-case scenario. 

 

mmphosis
mmphosis

TMX solid investment in B.C.'s future (princegeorgecitizen.com)

Herb Conat, business representative at the Operating Engineers union

mmphosis

Canadians warn Trudeau against building Trans Mountain with public money (dogwoodbc.ca) [to get anything to display, the dogwoodbc.ca site requires cross-site ECMAScript from a third party web site cdnjs.cloudflare.com]

NDPP

"The fight against the Trans Mountain Pipeline will be at the doorstep of the Prime Minister's office (Elgin and Wellington) today at 4 pm with Indigenous speakers and an Extinction Rebellion 'bitumen' spill."

https://twitter.com/CBrentPatterson/status/1141412476694802433

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

mmphosis wrote:

TMX solid investment in B.C.'s future (princegeorgecitizen.com)

Herb Conat, business representative at the Operating Engineers union

Good propaganda piece that misses the point that his members can be put to work on any kind of project and this one makes no sense as a project. Yes, put his members to work, building zero energy infrastructure in Prince George not pipelines to sell gunk to unproven Asian markets. Being a BC'er this carbon driven boom seems like deja vu all over again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxLWuNqmpXA

ETA: did I mention all the promises the Socreds made about paying for schools etc with the tax revenues.

quizzical

NDPP shame on you.

Kanahus has sadly completely discredited herself with her spoon fed fabrications about Valemount and the alleged man camp being built video. 

 

 

Paladin1

If someone can humor me , what are the big arguments against this pipeline being built?

quizzical

Paladin there are differing reasons for differing people.

Pondering

The local argument is based on the Killer whales and general threat to the environment. 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/coldwater-trans-mountain-pipeline-spill-response-1.5176102

With the federal government expected to announce its decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on Tuesday, Janice Antoine, a resident of the Coldwater reserve in B.C., wants to know when contamination from the pipeline discovered on her property five years ago will be cleaned up.

It makes zero sense to have any trust in the oil industry.  Promises of security and clean-up have proven useless time and time again. They can't even look after little spills. 

We can't use up all the world's oil reserves without catastrophic harm to the planet. The places in which oil is cheaper to produce will undercut Alberta to make sure their reserves get used first. 

Alberta can keep their existing business going fine and get better pricing simply by limiting production to what can comfortably be shipped out. Upgraded oil takes less space in pipes and commands a higher price. Alberta has had solutions at hand for decades. As far as I can tell they have been rejected based on ideology. 

kropotkin1951 kropotkin1951's picture

Paladin1 wrote:

If someone can humor me , what are the big arguments against this pipeline being built?

Like Northeast coal it is a bad business plan dealing with toxic carbon fuels that should just be left in the ground. If this fucking plan had any economic merit it would have not need tax dollars. We have a limited amount of tax dollars why are mine being spent to build an export industry that will risk the tens of thousands of tourism jobs in the Salish Sea for 50 permanent TM jobs in BC.  There is no good economic reason to built it but go ahead, try and tell me why it is a good idea compared to other places billions of tax dollars could be spent.

NDPP

For a start it isn't Canada's land to build a pipeline on. There are other reasons as well, but as that's the binding constitutional and international law [suppressed] upon which Secwepemc made their sovereignty stand previously under the leadership of their elder/warrior Wolverine, it will do just fine.

"KKKanadians, your National Interest is Killing Secwepemc...We Secwepemc NEVER surrender & we taking it ALL BACK!  #NOTMX  #no ManCamps  #noconsent

https://twitter.com/SecwepemcC/status/1141613434682744832

 

About The Pipeline   -   By Bruce Clark

http://rabble.ca/babble/indigenous-issues-and-culture/bruce-clark-about-...

"...Another fraud is happening in the pipeline situation."

Pondering

Unfortunately international law doesn't really exist because it is subject to individual countries deciding whether or not to follow it. I think Canadian courts can apply it in Canada but I am not certain of that. 

NDPP

"There shall be no alien intervention in the affairs of this state." - BC NDP AG/Minister of Human Rights, Ujjal Dosanjh 1995, Refuses international monitors re Gustafsen Lake standoff, Secwepemc territory.

NDPP

'More Evidence of How Canadians Are Using the Pro Tar-Sands Chiefs'

https://twitter.com/1mohawklawyer/status/1142409397328654336

"Colonization is violence. Colonialism is genocide. AND Divide and Conquer techniques are the hallmark of colonial manipulation."

NDPP

TMX Pipeline Shovels Could Be in the Ground 'As Early As September'...

https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/tmx-pipeline-shovels-coul...

"...However, Morneau declined to say what steps Ottawa would take to ensure the project was completed and whether the federal government would use the army to enforce injunctions. Morneau is the minister who oversees Trans Mountain Corp."

Will this BC NDP government and Liberal Ottawa, once more, as at Gustafsen Lake in 1995, dare to mount a military campaign against Indigenous Secwepemc defending their sacred lands and waters against an illegal, destructive and ecocidal incursion/violation of their own unextinguished sovereignty on their own unceded lands? Only Canuckleheads bought the 'squatters, criminals and terrorists' NDP/RCMP  line on this last time, the international community knew it for what it was, a settler-state taking care of business in its own occupied territories. They will again. And it will be another international big black blot for the 'Nice Canada' brand to match the 'genocide' one, no matter what PM Fancy Socks or the AFN 'Grand Chief' et al may say.

'Did you find someone that can help us with a smear or disinformation campaign?' - RCMP Crisis Mgmt Team: Gustafsen Lake, Secwepemc Occupied Territory, 1995

'Canadian Forces does not wish to 'play' in BC...' Gen John De Chastelaine, Chief of Defence Staff, letter in response to Herb Gray, after request for CF involvement by BC NDP AG Ujjal Dosanjh, 1995

NDPP

Insiders Reveal How Canada Used Dubious Research To Approve Major Industrial Projects

https://www.nationalobserver.com/2019/06/21/investigations/insiders-reve...

"...The consultants all experienced similar pressure to overlook evidence that might make it difficult for projects to get approved by regulatory agencies. 'They'll pay your consulting fee, take your report and it'll just get thrown in a bin somewhere and you won't get a job with them again. If you speak up too much against the project, you'll probably just get fired..."

No surprise to find like  most of the Canadian 'democracy', the process is hollowed out and largely a fixed game. Like Liberal hack Frank Iacobucci's 'indigenous consultations' with the 'friendlies' on TMX.

NDPP

Names and Locations of the Top 100 People Killing the Planet

https://t.co/kHiFu85aHh

"The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses." - Utah Philips

Paladin1
NDPP

'Native Peoples Could Shut This Whole Country Down' (and vid)

https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1144725271209230336

#blockadeTransMountain

cco

Alberta already has rail access to the United States (and BC, for that matter). Adding Alaska to the mix isn't going to do anything, unless Albertans think Alaska's likely to shut down Prudhoe Bay and take Canadian oil instead.

NDPP

Indigenous-Led Group Ready to Bid on Majority Stake in Trans Mountain Pipeline

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/indigenous-led-group-ready-to-bid-on-maj...

"An Indigeous-led group says that it will be ready to submit a bid for a majority stake in the Trans-Mountain pipeline and the expansion of the project as early as next week. The group called Project Reconciliation   says that its coming bid will work for all sides..."

Saved by 'the friendlies'...

NDPP

Trans Mountain Protesters Warned They May Already Be Under Surveillance

https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2019/06/29/trans-mountain-protesters-war...

"...Trans Mountain opponents are preparing for what is expected to be a summer of protest against the pipeline expansion project, but experts fear police and private security teams already have them under surveillance. Corporate security teams for major energy companies have long worked hand in hand with the RCMP and CSIS to deter protesters who are seen as political eco-terrorists according to a paper published by two academics in 2016. Its authors suggest the same situation is likely  with the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project..."

 

'Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it is the merger of state and corporate power.'  - Mussolini -

NDPP

McQuaig: Trudeau's Climate Plan is a Dangerous Fraud

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2019/07/trudeaus-climate-plan-dangerous-fraud

"...But if climate scientists are not lying, if they're just honestly reporting their scientific findings, Trudeau's package is a dangerous fraud - one that gives us a false sense that we can dramatically increase output from Alberta's oil sands without seriously imperiling the world and ourselves. I'm inclined to believe the scientists.

Trans Mountain expansion would triple the pipeline's capacity to transport the province's heavy crude oil - one of the world's dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fuels. That would be equivalent to adding 34 million cars to our roads. Renowned US climate scientist James Hansen has said if Alberta's oilsands are fully exploited, it's 'game over'..."

NDPP

Indigenous Women Vulnerable To 'Man Camps': MMIWG Report

https://t.co/sWtfyHxOrr

"What do BC towns need to think about to protect vulnerable residents now that the Trans Mountain pipeline has been approved...?"

quizzical

well a bit more balanced article than the last tirade by Kanahus you put up NDPP.

NDPP
NDPP

The Myth of the Asian Market for Alberta's Oil

https://thenarwhal.ca/myth-asian-market-alberta-oil/

"Virtually no exports go to any markets other than the US. Shipments to Asia reached their peak seven years ago. Since then, oil exports to Asia have completely dropped off..."

NDPP

"There was 5 trucks driving together each full of massive pipes. We do not give consent to transport bitumen through our Secwepemc territory."

https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1159696459714813952

 

NDPP

As First Nations Seek Trans Mountain Stake, Ottawa Calls on Experts (and vid)

https://globalnews.ca/news/5749575/ottawa-experts-first-nation-trans-mou...

"A former Enbridge executive has been appointed to head a committee that will advise the federal government as it consults with Indigenous communities that want a financial stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Earlier this summer and Indigenous-led group called Project Reconciliation said it could make a bid for majority ownership of the pipeline..."

Bring on  the government funded  'friendlies' to fight the traditionalists opposing. Tweeking the optics of the dirty deal with 'First Nations participation'  is all that is required for Canadian liberals to salve their guilty consciences and go along with this grotesque, stage-managed scenario for yet another outrageous, ecocidal, colonialist depradation of sovereign, unceded Indigenous territories.

NDPP

Construction on Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Could Resume Within The Month

https://globalnews.ca/video/5797291/construction-on-trans-mountain-pipel...

"Construction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project could start up again within the month..."

 

MUST HEAR: KPFA Interview with Secwepemc activist Kanahus Manuel on TMX

https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Tar-sands.mp3

"We are being held hostage. Our rights will never be recognized by Canada. We have to assert them.This pipeline must never be built..."

STOP TMX!

Pondering

Why the reference to Canadian liberals? This is being done by the Liberal Government not Canadian liberals in general. Sadly the pipeline still has majority support in Canada and some say in BC as well. There are even NDP supporters that support the pipelines. The indigenous angle isn't anything new. From the beginning they have tried to portray indigenous peoples as divided as though they are supposed to be of one mind like a province rather than a group of nations with separate territories. 

Divide and conquer works. When the left fights the right rejoices. The left needs to unite the 99% who are harmed by pipelines including those who mistakenly support them. Falling for propaganda is the norm not something to condemn people for. 

 

NDPP

Trans Mountain Mobilizes Workforce To Start Pipeline Expansion, Expects Completion By Mid-2022

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/trans-mountain-construction-start...

"The federally owned Trans Mountain Corp said it has issued 'notice to proceed' directives to construction contractors, mobilizing the workforce it needs to expand the pipeline. Contractors are expected to begin mobilizing equipment and crews in 'select areas' in August and September..."

NDPP

Trans Mountain Preparations (and vid)

https://twitter.com/KanahusFreedom/status/1166607095648661504

"Getting ready for the construction. There is no consent for this pipeline..."

NDPP

Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Faces New Setback as Indigenous Opponents Score 'Huge Win' in Court

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/09/04/federal-court-to-rul...

"In the latest setback for the Trans Mountain expansion, the Federal Court of Appeal has approved six new Indigenous legal challenges to the project, once again raising questions about the fate of the pipeline. The Crown corporation that now owns Trans Mountain said planning and construction will move forward in the meantime, but lawyer and resource development strategist Bill Gallagher said he wouldn't expect to see 'any shovels in the ground any time soon.'

'This to me is looking like a dead pipeline walking,' Gallagher said, calling the court's decision a 'huge win for First Nations.' The decision also ensures the Liberal government will be saddled with the legal uncertainty around the project -- which it spent $4.5 billion to purchase, alongside the existing pipeline - through this October's federal election..."