Indigenous Peoples

Crawford Kilian
Premier John Horgan at the announcement for ‘StrongerBC,’ the province’s new economic plan, on Feb. 17, 2022. Photo via BC government.

Mar. 9, 2022

The NDP’s economic strategy is big on buzzwords. But it falls well short of what the IPCC demands.

The BC NDP released its “StrongerBC” plan in February, shortly before the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its latest report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Neither is an easy read.

John Woodside
Ditching fossil fuels is a key part of tackling climate change and keeping our planet fit for human life, but Bay Street and Big Oil are standing in the way. Artwork by Ata Ojani / Canada's National Observer

March 2, 2022

Climate change is already threatening everyone on the planet.

For everyone alive today, this is an inescapable truth. We are on a road to extinction. Until we bring greenhouse gas emissions down to zero everywhere in the world, the planet will continue to warm. The only question is, how long will we stay on this path?

Georia Strait Alliance
Image by Jennie Wyatt.

Feb. 25, 2022

Yesterday, the Province of B.C. released the long-awaited new Environmental Assessment conditions for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In response, Georgia Strait Alliance’s Energy Campaigner Andrew Radzik said:

Amanda Stephenson
Pipes for the Trans Mountain pipeline project are seen at a storage facility near Hope, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

[I can't help wondering if this is a maneuver to rush indigenous investor groups into the "partnership"-- groups that Trudeau and Freeland will be happy to lend money to. 

                 - Gene McGuckin]

Feb. 18, 2022

Charlie Smith
This is one of several photos released by the RCMP in its statement about a violent attack on a Coastal GasLink work site.

"It may all be true, of course. But it would be nice to see more evidence than a handful of photos and written statements from the RCMP, the solicitor general, and Coastal GasLink. "  [See Update below]

Feb. 17, 2022

Today, the B.C. RCMP issued a statement that has drawn a great deal of media attention. And understandably so.


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