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Susan Marta Robertson Smyth
Arrest at tank farm

RE : Statement presented to the Honourable Justice Kenneth Afflek regarding my arrest on April 12th, 2018 for the alleged breach of the Order of the Supreme Court of British Columbia made for Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC.Your Honour I would like to begin with respectfully acknowledging that we are on unceded Tsleil-Watuth, Squamish, Musqueam and Stolo territories.


I am truly grateful for the opportunity our Canadian Justice system provides for me and all Coast Protectors to tell our stories .




Media Release            For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Canada seeks to block youth climate strikers from Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline challenge

The Canadian Press

JULY 24, 2019

CALGARY — An Indigenous group planning to bid for ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline is launching a "listening tour" of Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta.

Project Reconciliation says the tour will begin in Kamloops in mid-August and will invite First Nations and Metis Nation people and communities along the pipeline route from Edmonton to the West Coast to share their thoughts about Indigenous ownership.

Nelson Bennett

 July 18, 2019

Financing costs total $87 million in first seven months of government ownership

The Trans Mountain pipeline posted a $36 million net loss for the federal government in the first seven months that it owned the pipeline, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.

A big chunk of that loss is attributable to $87 million in financing – i.e. interest on the debt the government incurred to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada (TSX:KML).

Camille Bains
A aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain marine terminal, in Burnaby, B.C., is shown on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
 July 10, 2019 1:25AM EDT 

VANCOUVER -- Six First Nations that have filed another legal challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion say Canada's ownership of the corporation behind the project created a bias that prevented full consultations as ordered by the Federal Court of Appeal.

Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation said Canada had an opportunity to "get it right" but failed to take environmental risks into consideration as part of a rushed consultation process.

Susie Cagle 

Conservative lawmakers have put forward laws criminalizing protests in at least 18 states since 2017 that civil liberties advocates say are unconstitutional

BC Civil Liberties Association
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Spying on Protestors - Press Conference Announcing Release of Secret Documents from CSIS Spying Complaint
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:00:22 +0000
From: BC Civil Liberties Association <info@bccla.org>
Dr. Tim K. Takaro

File OF‐Fac‐Oil‐T260‐2013‐03 60          July 4, 2019

Submitting Comment on:  A.  Condition compliance            B. Detailed route approval 

Title: Health Officers’ Council of BC calls health impacts assessment inadequate

Eugene Kung

June 27, 2019 

The federal government’s skewed view of Indigenous consent, and its apparent conflict of interest on the pipeline, could pose a legal problem.

Andrew Nikiforuk
‘This report finds that an absence of competition among refined product suppliers has caused the market to fail.’ Photo by Jonathan Hayward, Canadian Press.

June 28, 2019

BCUC urged to take over regulation of gas and diesel prices to protect consumers.


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