April 23, 2017

Trudeau’s rejection of Northern Gateway pipeline angers native bands

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Over 30 of 42 bands affected by Northern Gateway wanted the project, already given regulatory approval, to proceed. Instead, Trudeau shut it down citing the Great Bear Rainforest as an inappropriate place to build a pipeline and the Douglas Channel as no place for tanker traffic. 

The final nail in the coffin came when the Federal Court of Appeal ruled that First Nations groups hadn’t been properly consulted with indigenous groups in support of the project saying they weren’t consulted at all.

According to a National Post article, Chief Elmer Derrick says they were disappointed.

In fact representatives from three supportive bands say they’re angry at Trudeau for rejecting the pipeline in a political decision that wasn’t in Canadians’ best interests.

Chief Dale Swampy went on to say aboriginal communities have tried to get themselves out of poverty and out of the welfare system but every time, their attempts are destroyed.

The Liberals continue to break their election promises to First Nations to rebuild a relationship based on mutual respect and partnership.

This latest broken promise is a prime example of how progressives use identity politics to get votes to the detriment of those communities they claim to want to help.

The job creation and economic benefits of pipeline projects could lift these communities out of poverty for the long term.

Instead, activists and progressives alike help to impoverish these communities they pretend to champion.

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commented 2017-04-24 18:54:45 -0400
Do not blame the ruler.

That is like being PO’d at a snake that bites you. Snakes only do what comes naturally to them.

Blame the voter that put him in to power.

You might not have voted for him but some of your friends and family did.
commented 2017-04-24 17:00:22 -0400
Here’s a video from Prager University. It’s about the reserve system in the US, but it could just as easily be applied to the Canadian system: https://youtu.be/ur0YWomy5YU
commented 2017-04-24 15:44:24 -0400
RON JOSEPH commented 20 hours ago
The Tribes effected should have spoken up when Harper was in charge. They may be too late unless the US buys us out when Trudeau brings us to bankruptcy.
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We would be lucky and consider yourselves very lucky indeed if the US was to buy us out when we hit bankruptcy.!!
commented 2017-04-24 15:40:41 -0400
KAREN AND DOUG GEIL commented 18 hours ago
the chiefs who don’t want the pipeline and justin all want one thing…power…it’s hard to exert power over people who have economic freedom due to well paying jobs…
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A very very intuitive statement..
It is hard to bully people who enjoy economic freedom.!!
commented 2017-04-24 15:38:50 -0400
Jihadi Justin has just about fucked over every Canadian in sight and when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. The prime moron and his retard club is hell bend on joining Venezuela.
commented 2017-04-24 13:07:12 -0400
Justin Butts has spoken . . . .
commented 2017-04-24 09:50:16 -0400
The bands will sue the Federal gov’t (Canadian taxpayer) and win an award equivalent to the theoretical ownership return on the now defunct pipeline. They’ll get their money one way or another. Unfortunately, instead of receiving those $billions from the private corporate pipeline interests, they’ll be receiving the money from you and me: the taxpayer.
Justin’s narrative will always prevail regardless of the cost to Canadians.
commented 2017-04-24 02:53:59 -0400
So much for left wing parties and aboriginal rights.
commented 2017-04-24 02:22:57 -0400
Welcome to Trudeauland, formerly Canada.
commented 2017-04-24 02:13:23 -0400
“As many faults as Harper had and errors as he made, he was so much greater a PM than Justin that the gulf between the two makes the Grand Canyon look like scratch in the dirt.”

Hear, hear … you can say that again Peter!!
Tater Tot cannot even come close to Harper. Tater Tot will go down in Canadian History as the most despised PM, his father the close second. All of CBC’s propaganda will never change that fact. Sad part is that Tater Tot has only just begun his reign of destruction.
commented 2017-04-24 01:04:38 -0400
Like cigarettes, I can’t wait to buy now legal weed at 20 cents on the dollar on my nearest 1st nations. Good on ’em, just make sure the profit goes around the table Big Chief (still, by far, the best beef jerky.) Is it camping season yet?
commented 2017-04-23 21:58:16 -0400
the chiefs who don’t want the pipeline and justin all want one thing…power…it’s hard to exert power over people who have economic freedom due to well paying jobs…
commented 2017-04-23 21:02:11 -0400
As much as Trudeau say he cares for minorities, the Natives among that category, all he cares about is himself and the power he can acquire and maintain.

How he gains that power is by courting George Soros, the UN, and by raping Canadians for as much money as he can get so he can spend it like it is his own person treasury.

Quite a contrast to Harper who even gave up his PM pension worth millions.

As many faults as Harper had and errors as he made, he was so much greater a PM than Justin that the gulf between the two makes the Grand Canyon look like scratch in the dirt.
commented 2017-04-23 20:33:16 -0400
The Liberal government of Canada blocked the closure of Residential Schools in Canada until 1996.

The Liberal government blocked the right for Aboriginals to vote in Canada until Diefenbaker’s Conservatives pushed the Bill of Rights through Parliament in 1960.

Stephen Harper was the only Prime Minister in Canadian history to recognize the injustices of previous governments, and made a full apology to the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada, on The Day of the Apology in June, 2008.

Trudeau promised to eradicate fiscal transparency in exchange for Chiefs to advise their tribes to vote Liberal during the 2015 election. Trudeau, like his father, will do nothing for Aboriginal Canadians. He’s building new homes for Muslims in Mumbai with Canadian tax dollars, while refusing to even provide clean water for Aboriginal Canadians.

The Day of the Apology: https://vimeo.com/43821625
commented 2017-04-23 20:12:32 -0400
The Tribes effected should have spoken up when Harper was in charge. They may be too late unless the US buys us out when Trudeau brings us to bankruptcy.
commented 2017-04-23 19:20:40 -0400
The natives are just as prone to political ostracism for not following the leftist narrative as everybody else.

I would rather see oil flowing down open ditches in Canada than see theCanadian blood that is going to flow down the Tigris , Euphrates, and Jordan Rivers as well as the Straight of Hormuz.

Our Commander in Chief is sending Canadian troops to Mali at the behest of his superiors at the UN with standing orders “If you kill your enemy he wins”…….Veterans Affairs is going to have a new wave of needless funerals and PTSD claims….no doubt the union will be appreciative of the garaunteed job security.
commented 2017-04-23 18:51:50 -0400
Does any sentient being really care what these Rent-a-Chiefs have to say? Trudope is not sentient, he is a Muppet. I mean real people.
commented 2017-04-23 18:14:07 -0400
YES TAMMIE I AGREE ,
Furthermore, these pro pipeline native bands have got to get organized, bus loads, go down to the coast and get right in the faces of the fat cat tribes , and counter – PROTEST!!!
commented 2017-04-23 17:54:08 -0400
Great report Holly Nicholas. If the First Nations bands who support the Northern Gateway work together, and demand a meeting with the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs as a first step; then, they would have more information to include in their lawsuit against the Feds. It would help to have a large protest on Parliament Hill and lots of media coverage. Invite everyone who supports the bands in lifting themselves out of poverty, there would be many who would turn up and join the protest.
commented 2017-04-23 17:21:08 -0400
See you should have been Musliam.
commented 2017-04-23 17:13:39 -0400
So awesome, great report Holly and great news.
All the suppression of these projects do is fill the pockets of band leaders and their family council members.

The people are suffering under the hand of the federal government and their Chief’s. Of course the people want to lift themselves out of the poverty. Prosperity would solve so many problems , it is inhumane to ignore this.
Looking forward to more. Some interviews would have amazing impact if you could get anyone to speak up from the native community, on air.