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Sent: April-06-17 2:34 PM
Subject: Musqueam Press Release: Musqueam isn’t celebrating with BC regarding George Massey Tunnel Removal and Bridge Project
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First Nations Leaders

April 06, 2017

Right Honourable Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

80 Wellington Street

Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2

Via email:;

Via facsimile: (613) 641-6900


Honourable Catherine McKenna

On the Coast Staff CBC

Listen to Carol Day, Richmond City Councillor, talking about the proposed new bridge here: at  the 01:40:30 point on the audio of April 5, 2017

CBC Staff
Protesters posing as B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone, right, and Port Metro Vancouver President Robin Silvester forced a planned 'celebration' of the new bridge construction indoors. (Denis Dossman/CBC)

'Celebration' was planned to mark start of construction of bridge to replace George Massey Tunnel

A pre-election photo op to "celebrate" the start of construction on the $3.5-billion bridge to replace the George Massey Tunnel did not go as planned for B.C. Transportation Minister Todd Stone on Wednesday.

The event, featuring local politicians and other supporters of the megaproject, was supposed to be held outside, with a backhoe ready to break ground.


[Editor's note: An issue for this year's provincial election - what can we do to stop this bridge?]

Rob Shaw

March 31 2017 - The B.C. Green party released a major plank of its election platform Thursday, with a climate change plan to more than double the carbon tax over four years and expanding it to additional pollution sources.

Robyn Allan
Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will cost motorists a lot of money, writes economist Robyn Allan. File photo

One of the significant economic costs of constructing Trans Mountain’s heavy oil pipeline is the impact it will have on B.C. motorists at the pumps. This is because the price to transport petroleum products to British Columbia along the existing Trans Mountain system will more than double once the expansion becomes operational. As confirmed by Natural Resources Canada, transportation costs for delivery of crude oil and petroleum products to British Columbia are passed onto consumers.

Canadian Press

A legal battle between the City of Burnaby and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ended with the British Columbia Court of Appeal ruling the National Energy Board can override municipal bylaws.

Simon Little

[Editor: Climate change is already affecting populations to the point of migration, (see, so more immigrants can be expected and in turn we can expect more activity from racist anti-immigrant groups]

[See original for video of police clashing with Soldiers of Odin at Vancouver anti racism march]


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