Enbridge project will not be permitted to proceed, according to declarations based on First Nations Rights and Title.
A diverse delegation from British Columbia, including First Nations leaders and business, environment and labour groups, are in Ottawa today to send a message that opposition is steadily growing to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project.
The delegation said the Enbridge project will not be permitted to proceed, according to declarations based on First Nations Rights and Title. The proposed project would trample First Nations rights, threaten thousands of jobs across Canada, and prevent Canada from tackling global warming.
"We will defend our Rights, no matter what bully tactics the federal government throws at us," said Saik'uz First Nation Chief Jackie Thomas, of the Yinka Dene Alliance. "Our decision has been made: Enbridge will never be allowed in our lands."
"Canada does not need the Gateway pipeline" said David Coles, President of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union. "Gateway is contrary to our need for jobs, the economy, environmental protection and First Nations rights; these four pillars have to be the priority."