In solidarity with communities fighting the Enbridge Pipeline from the tar sands to the B.C. Coast.
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Enbridge is attempting to drum up support with municipalities for their controversial pipeline by hosting a cocktail reception during the Union of BC Municipalities Annual General Meeting.
The Enbridge pipeline would carry tar sands crude oil from Alberta to Kitimat and the coastal waters of B.C. The pipeline is estimated to cross over 1,000 rivers and streams and would result in tanker traffic through the Douglas Channel putting the sensitive eco-system in jeopardy. Much of the pipeline route, and the entire oil tanker route, are through lands and waters where First Nations have never signed treaties with Canada.
Indigenous communities have clearly said that they do not want this pipeline through their territories. People campaigning against Enbridge are also standing in solidarity with indigenous people in Alberta who are seeing their lands devastated from the development of the Tar Sands, the most environmentally devastating project in human history. The Gateway Pipeline would infringe on the title and rights of indigenous communities along the pipeline route, provide infrastructure for the expansion of tar sands development and completely undermine any attempts to address the climate crisis.
This demonstration is being organized by the Council of Canadians and Whistler Watch.
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