Which tweets from Canada Action gained the most traction throughout 2020? We accomplished so much this year and are looking forward to reaching even more Canadians through social media platforms in 2021!
Here’s a list of Canada Action tweets with the highest impressions from 1 through 20 with more commentary below. Enjoy!
Hereditary Chief Helen Michelle of Skin Tyee Nation, Wet'suwet'en— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 8, 2020
“A lot of the protestors are not even #Wetsuweten. Our people said go ahead to #CoastalGasLink.” #WetsuwetenStrong #LNGCanada pic.twitter.com/U7zyxZBXxk
Wet’suwet’en Nation member Shirley Wilson supports #CoastalGasLink— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 9, 2020
“I don’t agree with the protests at all because it’s all one sided. The protestors that are there a lot come from out of area like Eastern Canada or even the USA.”#WetsuwetenStrong #WetsuwetenSolidarity pic.twitter.com/y44fd8FX6H
Wet’suwet’en Nation member Vernon Mitchell supports #CoastalGasLink— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 9, 2020
On some of the local opposition: “They don’t even know squat about our territory and meanwhile they’re putting on roadblocks... they’re hurting my people and my kids.” #WetsuwetenStrong #WetsuwetenSolidarity pic.twitter.com/YTbkczsQHd
More from Wet’suwet’en Nation member Shirley Wilson on #CoastalGasLink— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 9, 2020
“I think the #Wetsuweten laws were broken as soon as they put up the protest camp.”#WetsuwetenStrong #WetsuwetenSolidarity#ShutDownCanada #LNGCanada #Unistoten #Gidimten pic.twitter.com/HQrmZ0PVHe
This is powerful. Rita George, Wet'suwet'en Matriarch & Hereditary Subchief.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 25, 2020
“What’s happening out there is not right. We didn’t give our permission (to use our name in protest)...”#WetsuwetenSolidarity #WetsuwetenStong #AllEyesOnWetsuweten pic.twitter.com/Ngv6cKHh6H
Hereditary Chief Helen Michelle of Skin Tyee Nation, Wet'suwet'en— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 7, 2020
“Yes I support the resources. We’ve had lots of consultation. We walked the ground where the LNG was going to go.” #Wetsuweten CoastalGasLink #WetsuwetenStrong pic.twitter.com/HnqAhfoepC
Theresa Tait-Day, Hereditary Chief, Wet'suwet'en Nation— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 10, 2020
“In the case of #CoastalGasLink 85% of our people said yes they want this project.”#AllEyesOnWetsuweten #BuildCanadaUp#WetsuwetenStrong pic.twitter.com/bBU1yJLZgu
“A single electric car contains more cobalt than 1,000 smartphone batteries; the blades on a single wind turbine have more plastic than 5 million smartphones; and a solar array that can power one data center uses more glass than 50 million phones.” https://t.co/NKYr3Dn0fL— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) August 22, 2020
“In the case of #CoastalGasLink, 85% of our people said yes we want this project.”— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 15, 2020
Let’s have an informed conversation.#Wetsuweten #WetsuwenStrong #Unistoten #WetsuwetenSolidarity pic.twitter.com/XpCKamKlhf
Marion Tiljoe Shepherd, Big Frog Clan, Unist'ot'en Territory, Wet'suwet'en.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 21, 2020
“I would tell the protestors to back off, go away, and leave us alone.”#AllEyesOnUnistoten#AllEyesOnWetsuweten#CoastalGasLink pic.twitter.com/Wy1ueeh0gm
Wet’suwet’en member: “It’s not a strange thing to have a pipeline in our territory.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) March 1, 2020
We have had a pipeline in our area since the mid-’60s and it hasn’t caused any harm to our environment.”#WetsuwetenSolidarity #WetsuwetenStrong #CoastalGasLink https://t.co/vuHbffj5kp
Japan plans to build as many as 22 new coal-burning power plants at 17 different sites in the next five years. https://t.co/e7bvJvoH5p— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) May 22, 2020
THREAD: Indigenous leader @ellisbross on having the courage to speak up.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 11, 2020
“If you don’t speak up about the issues your community is facing, the poverty, the suicide, the unemployment, then really your issues don’t exist.” pic.twitter.com/ONty5IbMYY
Wet'suwet'en Nation member Bonnie George supports #CoastalGasLink.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 9, 2020
"There’s an entity that’s saying they represent all the Wet’suwet’en people. It’s not really so because our people are not being informed.”#AllEyesOnWetsuweten #WetsuwetenStrong #WetsuwetenSolidarity pic.twitter.com/JiQ93sHH6q
Peaceful protests? This is illegal and very dangerous.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 26, 2020
100% of the Indigenous communities on the route support #CoastalGasLink through their democratically elected councils - we need to work together, we need to #BuildCanadaUp pic.twitter.com/kuolUWHDhv
No respect for the rule of law.— Canada Action (@CanadaAction) February 9, 2020
Protestors block Port of Vancouver for 3rd straight day, stalling port traffic.
All 20 Indigenous communities support #CoastalGasLink through their elected councils, including the #Wetsuweten https://t.co/ZZhchY5KI0
Wet'suwet'en & Coastal GasLink
A majority of Canada Action's top-reaching tweets in 2021 focussed on the Wet'suwet'en and Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline. While some news outlets and media organizations covered only one side of the story, we conducted interviews with Wet'suwet'en members who are part of the overwhelming majority in their community that support the CGL pipeline and want to see the project built.
Some of those interviews:
We took to social media to help present a balanced conversation around the Wet'suwet'en and Coastal GasLink pipeline in Canada. We were able to reach hundreds of thousands of Canadians across the country with the message being spoken by many Wet'suwet'en members, like those seen in the tweets and blogs listed above.
It's critical that all sides of the conversation are heard when talking about the development of natural resources in Canada, especially when it comes to Indigenous peoples who are often the most affected by projects built within their territories.
The Coastal GasLink and LNG Canada projects in British Columbia strongly support rural Indigenous communities through economic stimulus and job opportunities in regions of our country where good employment is often scarce. The majority of Indigenous peoples who support natural resource development in Canada must be heard!
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