My guess is that you’ve heard about the Northern Gateway gas pipeline that was being blockaded by eco-radicals? What you haven’t heard is this alarming side of the story.
This pipeline is heading from Dawson Creek to Kitimat, a similar geographical line as a few other pipeline attempts. Remember Northern Gateway? Same place.
Instead of oil, however, this Coastal Gaslink line will export Canadian natural gas. It will run through a number of First Nations, and each of them has signed an agreement accepting money and jobs in return for the pipeline. Every single one, including the Wet’suwet’en.
But what about those Wet’suwet’en blockaders that were arrested by the RCMP for illegally contravening a court injunction?
You must have heard of them: the mainstream media has been swooning over their plight for weeks, helping them drum up a patchwork of support across Canada.
Using the Wet’suwet’en name, these eco-radicals have manipulated the public into thinking that the blockaders actually hold some sort of right to the land that the pipeline is being built on, when in fact all that they have done is set up a makeshift camp with their hands out demanding any resource company that walks by them cough up cash.
In other words: They are a marketing gimmick and are in it for the money!
The CBC lied to us about who actually funded the blockade. It wasn’t the Wet’suwet’en First Nation like they claimed – it was actually a heavily indebted company that was funded by Tides, the Pembina Institute, and many other eco-radical organizations.