British Columbia

First Nations Leaders

LNG Canada has announced it will go ahead with its fracked gas project in Kitimat.

This is not the end of the fight - it is the beginning!

You may have already heard the news but here are the opening lines of the corporate press release:

"SINGAPORE / VANCOUVER - A massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada has been given the final go-ahead by project partners, LNG Canada said on Tuesday, making it the first major new project for the fuel to win approval in recent years.

Keith Wiley
Thursday October 04 2018
To The Editor:

While Prime Minister Trudeau and BC Premier Horgan are proudly congratulating themselves on building the Canadian economy with the announcement of a multibillion dollar LNG plant, the rest of us are wondering what the hell is going on here.

These two climate warrior leaders are celebrating plans for a massive carbon bomb that will make it impossible to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.  It will ensure Canada continues as a climate fossil dinosaur in world opinion.

Roger Annis

[Recent articles included in the 'Canada Newsroll' at A Socialist in Canada]

BC Premier John Horgan considers ways to proceed with ‘LNG Canada’ project in Kitimat without an approval vote in the Legislature, by Rob Shaw, Vancouver Sun, Oct 2, 2018

Tzeporah Berman

As the government attempts to move forward with the expansion, the issue reveals a crisis around how the Canadian government does consultations, argues Tzeporah Berman.

OCTOBER 4, 2018

Protect the Inlet/Intercontinental Cry
child on Burnaby Mountain

Unceded Coast Salish Territories (Vancouver, BC) – Three people arrested in August for blocking construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project were sentenced to jail on October 2 in BC Supreme Court.

Over a dozen Protectors are expected to be handed jail sentences this month, despite a recent Federal Court of Appeal ruling that quashed approval for the project and brought construction to a halt.

Two Protectors were sentenced to seven days in jail, Noaa Edwards and Avery Shannon.

The Canadian Press

The government is hiring former Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci to oversee a new round of consultations with affected Indigenous communities.

On behalf of the UNION OF BC INDIAN CHIEFS: Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Chief Robert Chamberlin, Kukpi7 Judy Wilson

October 3, 2018


Ms. Sheri Young

Secretary of the Board

National Energy Board

Suite 210, 517 Tenth Avenue SW

Calgary, AB T2R 0A8

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