Protest - Revolt

Morgan Lowrie

Three prominent Quebec-area Indigenous chiefs were among the hundreds of people who gathered in Montreal on Sunday to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.

Assembly of First Nations regional Chief Ghislain Picard, Mohawk Chief Serge Simon and Innu Chief Jean-Charles Pietacho spoke out against the project, citing the need to show solidarity with First Nations and other groups in British Columbia who are fighting against it.

Travis Lupick

Part one - Stewart Phillip reflects on his roots and the fight ahead

May 14, 2018 - A crowd of hundreds had come together in downtown Vancouver very quickly.

Simon Little
Demonstrators gather outside TD Tower in Vancouver to call for the bank to divest from Kinder Morgan.  Simon Little / Global News

“Don’t bank on it.”

That was the message from several hundred protesters, who gathered in front of Vancouver’s TD Tower Saturday in a bid to get the bank to divest from Kinder Morgan.

TD was one of six major Canadian financial institutions targeted by demonstrators, but was first in their crosshairs.

Janice Dickson
Inuk elders join Muskrat Falls megadam opponents for a rally and civil disobedience on Parliament Hill on Monday, May 7, 2018.Sean Kilpatrick / THE CANADIAN PRESS

May 7, 2018

OTTAWA -- A number of Indigenous elders and demonstrators were arrested for trespassing Monday on Parliament Hill after breaching a designated perimeter for protests during a rally against the Muskrat Falls project in Labrador.

"The point we made here today is that it's poisonous; we're drowning," said Jim Learning, an Inuit elder from Cartwright, N.L.

Almost 20 protesters were escorted from outside of Centre Block to the East Block courtyard, where they were held for about 30 minutes.

CBC staff
Two women climbed a drill commissioned by Kinder Morgan for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project on Thursday. The machine is currently at a holding facility in Delta, B.C. (Christer Waara/CBC)

Greenpeace Canada demonstrators scaled the equipment just before dawn

CBC News · 
At least two pipeline protesters have climbed on top of one of Kinder Morgan's drills in Delta, B.C.

The Greenpeace Canada activists scaled the equipment just before dawn, waving flags condemning the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Tracy Sherlock

April 18, 2018

About 100 defendants were in B.C. Supreme Court today, facing charges for protesting an oil pipeline within a court-imposed exclusion zone. All were arrested at the Kinder Morgan pipeline construction site in Burnaby over the last few weeks. Most saw their actions as a form of civil disobedience. Opposition to Kinder Morgan has intensified in recent weeks, with nearly 200 people arrested for trying to stop construction at the Burnaby site. The company has threatened to abandon the pipeline project by May 31 if stakeholders cannot resolve the concerns in B.C.

Seth Klein
Kinder Morgan protest with Seth Klein

April 18, 2018

Here's a different take on Kinder Morgan's ultimatum and the so-called "constitutional crisis" it has sparked. I'm speculating, of course, as we all seek to understand what Kinder Morgan is really up to. But allow me to posit a minority theory:

We're getting played!

Jennifer Ditchburn

April 11, 2018

Despite what you hear from pundits and politicians, the constitutional rights of Indigenous people are not some secondary part of the Kinder Morgan saga.

Imagine if decades from now a student of Canadian political history is digging into the Kinder Morgan pipeline saga. What kind of picture would she get from scanning the news databases from April 2018?


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