This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
If David Suzuki truly cared about reconciliation, he would support the First Nation communities that support resource development.
- Not all of the hereditary chiefs are opposed to Coastal GasLink. Chief Samooh of Birchbark House recently declared his support for the project. Two female hereditary chiefs who support the project had their titles stripped from them.https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-hereditary-house-chief-declares-support-for-coastal-gaslink-plan/
- Coastal GasLink is expected to bring nearly $2 Billion in business and employment contracts to Indigenous communities in the remote region.https://www.coastalgaslink.com/sustainability/indigenous-relations/
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right
Pipeline protesters not only lost support from most Canadians, they lost it in government too.
- The Assembly of First Nation’s Chief called for the blockades to end last months and cited them as a blockade to reconciliation.https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/chris-hall-bellegarde-says-indigenous-people-need-allies-and-blockades-don-t-help-1.5487530
- Protesters deceived government officials and broke their terms of discussion in the B.C. Legislature and tried occupying it.https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/pipeline-protesters-occupy-the-b-c-legislature
Canada has been losing out on hundreds of billions in projects that have been cancelled or stalled.