Tag Archives: Site ‘C’

‘Shooting Ourselves in the Foot…’


With an Aboriginal Industry constantly taking economic projects to court, the effects of Race Based Law are being felt more and more: 

“Canada’s business climate is becoming increasingly uncertain and we see this as a problem.

“Prudent investors look for certainty and stability when they shop their dollars around. If Canada wants to attract the investment it needs to sustain a robust economy, it must present a vastly different picture from the one it’s displaying now.

“If Canada becomes known for a business environment subject to continuing and extended government approval delays, course-changes, {court challenges} and not keeping up its end of the bargain, potential investors will take their business elsewhere, hurting everyone in Canada. ERBLShootingOurselvesInTheFoot800x800“The most recent illustration popped up right in our backyard. The Federal Court of Appeal last month overturned the federal government’s approval of the Enbridge ‘Northern Gateway’ pipeline project… The Court found that the federal government had not ‘adequately consulted’ with ‘First Nations’ groups…

Based on previous approval from the federal government, other groups involved had, in good faith, been investing time, energy and money, upholding their commitments and doing their part. Notably, the chief proponent, ‘Enbridge’, the company behind the Northern Gateway project, went through extensive consultations with aboriginal groups… Continue reading ‘Shooting Ourselves in the Foot…’

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‘Let The Games Begin…’


“If they’re going to build the dam, let’s go and blockade it”, elder Maisie Metecheah said… “I’m not afraid. I don’t care if I go to jail. This is my land. I’m going to save my land.”     

“…Treaty 8 member practising and being Stewarts of this land…”

ERBLLetTheGamesBegin800x800‘Three arrested at Site C demonstration in support of ‘First Nations’ protest camp’ 

“…One person was taken into custody shortly after 10 a.m., according to an RCMP media release. It states that individual along with another demonstrator were blocking vehicles from entering a private work site related to the BC Hydro project…

http://fortstjohn.bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=2087&languageId=1&contentId=44696 

“Roughly two hours later, shortly after 12 p.m., RCMP responded to another call about demonstrators blocking traffic. The release states two members of that group failed to comply with instructions to move to the side of the road and, after being given “ample warning”, were taken into RCMP custody…  

“…the January 6 demonstration on the roadway was in support of another group of protesters who have formed an encampment at the Rocky Mountain Fort on the west side of the Moberly River near Fort St. John. 

“A ‘Prince George Citizen’ report describes that group as members of the ‘Prophet River ‘First Nation’ {a ‘nation’ of 270 people} who have established the camp in opposition to the dam’s construction…   Continue reading ‘Let The Games Begin…’