Rebel News reporter Keean Bexte obtained the truth about the organization that claims to be the Wet'suwet'en First Nation promoting the blockade, when in reality all of the First Nations along the pipeline right of way including the Wet’suwet’en First Nation support this pipeline. The culprit is a corporation called the Office of the Wet'suwet'en Society that has no connection with the Wet'suwet'en nation or its elected leadership.
In a letter by Chris Sankey, a leader of the Lax Kw Alaam First Nation published in the Kitimat Northern Sentinel, Sankey said, “our communities and territories are under attack by outsiders that have done a brilliant job of turning us (Indigenous Nations) against each other. This isn’t about the environment or Indigenous rights. It’s about money and control of the elected decision makers in our respective band territories”.
This protest thus far has become Canada-wide and involves the blockade of railways all across the country affecting its economy to the tune of approximately $450 million dollars each and every day, while Trudeau disingenuously tells us that “we need dialogue with the protesters”.
When Andrew Scheer challenged the Prime Minister to take action, Trudeau childishly and churlishly refused to permit Scheer to join a discussion on the issue with government leaders. Quebec refuses to allow pipelines in its province yet the Bloc leader demands the resumption of natural gas shipments by rail to his province, ignoring the possibility of another Lac Megantic.
Meanwhile, aware that the Ottawa Liberals would reject approval of the Teck-Frontier project in Fort McMurray, Teck Resources has withdrawn the application that would have created thousands of construction jobs and hundreds more for plant operation. This is another nail in Alberta’s coffin.
The majority of Indigenous bands in the Fort McMurray area fully supported the project. One of the band Chieftains said, “This project would have put many more of us to work”.
What is more astounding is the United Nations’ recent order to Canada to cease construction on the Trans Mountain Pipeline. Contrast this with a huge greenhouse gas emitting cement plant currently being built in Quebec. The double standards and absence of Canadian leadership to stop international environmentalists interference in Alberta’s economic future is beyond comprehension.
- L. (Tex) Leugner