Rita George is a Wet’suwet’en Matriarch and hereditary sub chief who today is speaking out against the so called “solidarity” protests happening across Canada under her nation’s name.
As an 80 year old in the Gidimt’en Clan (Bear Clan), she helped translate a seminal Supreme Court of Canada decision in Delgamuukw which paved the way for Indigenous communities to obtain greater control over their land.
Ms. George says her and the other Matriarch have not been consulted by the Wet’suwet’en nation members who are using her clan's name to protest climate change policy, resource extraction and Indigenous reconciliation.
Listen to what this respected Matriarch and Elder in the Wet’suwet’en community has to say about the protests going on in Canada and on her territory. Also see:Read more
Are all Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs against the Coastal GasLink pipeline? According to several sources, only 5 of 13 are opposed, leaving a handful of others who are proponents to the project out of the conversation.
Helen Michelle has been a Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief with the Skin Tyee Nation for over 40 years. Her, along with several other Wet’suwet’en Nation members who are in favour of the pipeline are speaking out in support of the project.
Listen to these two videos and see what she has to say about her clan’s unanimous support for Coastal GasLink. Also see:Read more
You've seen it all over social media: Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs are united against the Coastal GasLink project. But are they?
Once again, the media isn’t even close to reporting a balanced view of the situation transpiring in northern British Columbia and seems disinterested in getting both sides of the story out to the public. Why is that?
The truth is this community is divided on the issue. In late January of 2020 several Wet’suwet’en First Nation members including two Hereditary Chiefs attended a pro-LNG rally in Prince George and spoke out in favour of Coastal GasLink.
Here’s what Bonnie George, a Wet’suwet’en who attended the rally had to say about her people and the protests.Read more
Hey United Nations, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project Has Support of All 20 First Nations on its Route!
Just in case the title wasn’t clear enough for the United Nations (UN), we’ll say it again! The Coastal Gaslink project, an underground transmission pipeline that will connect natural gas plays in northeastern B.C. with LNG Canada in Kitimat on the west coast, has the support of all 20 First Nations communities along its route.Read more
Trans Mountain Expansion Workers - TMX
Pipelines in Canada that move oil and gas are the lifeblood of our modern society. They feed refineries which create the products we use every day such as the fuel necessary to heat our homes, plastics used in our hospitals and asphalt to build our roads.
Today, countless nations across the world choose pipelines as their go-to method for moving petroleum across varying distances over time. The latest forecasts from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggest that won’t change anytime soon either, with continued growth in demand for both oil and gas in the decades to come. Pipelines have been proven to be the safest method of transporting such fluids.Read more
With all the media coverage of anti-pipeline protestors and anti-pipeline narratives over the past several years, you would think no one in Canada supports the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX). This is a major misconception many have about the project which could not be further from the truth.
Recent polls suggest that a majority of both Canadians and British Columbians support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. A few examples of the most recent polls conducted in Canada (Note: these are not "hand-picked" either, but show a general trend of consensus across the country):
But lets put the microsample polling aside for now. Several First Nations, organizations and governments have voiced their support for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Here's as many as we could find:
The TMX Pipeline is as hot of a topic as there is in Canada. Polls show a majority of British Columbians, Albertans and Canadians support the project, but opposition groups have been successful in delaying its construction time and time again.
So, what is the TMX Pipeline all about anyway? Here are five main things you need to know about the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion in Canada.Read more
Another final decision by the federal government on whether or not to approve the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion will happen tomorrow, June 18th, 2019.
In response to the National Energy Board’s second approval of the Trans Mountain expansion earlier this year, anti-pipeline groups have stepped up their attacks on the project, questioning its safety and the economic benefits it will bring – if any.
Another from environmentalists was the suggestion that there is no demand for Alberta oil sands in Asian markets whatsoever. To add, a former federal environment minister recently said there is no credible evidence to suggest that demand for Canadian heavy crude oil is alive and well across the pacific.
But just how true are these claims? Is there a demand for Alberta oil sands in China, South Korea and other Asian countries? Let us take a look at the world's second largest oil consumer to get an idea.Read more
If a petroleum refinery was a beating heart, transmission pipelines would be the veins bringing blood to and from. Truth is that pipelines are the lifeblood of our modern society, as they are the mechanism that allows us to ship oil and natural gas safely and effectively which is used for heating our homes to making petrochemical products to fueling our vehicles and everything in between.
In Canada, there’s a vast network of pipelines that transport millions of litres of oil and gas under ground every single day. Pipelines are often misunderstood, mistaken as being dangerous or harmful to the environment in every aspect. This couldn’t be further from the truth.Read more
In 2013, the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada approved Kinder Morgan’s proposal to twin the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline. Since then, what has transpired is a fiasco that has led to delay after delay, time and time again.
Lots of uncertainty over government policies among other things at work led Kinder Morgan to sell the pipeline to the federal government for $4.5 billion in the spring of 2018 and withdraw its capital from Canada all together shortly after.
A few months later, a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal in August of 2018 overturned the government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. Now, the project is on hold for an indeterminate amount of time.
More delays for a critical piece of energy infrastructure that will contribute to Canada’s economic wealth and prosperity for years to come...Read more