Jason Prince, Herman Rosenfeld, Sabrina ‘Butterfly’ GoPaul, Shelagh Pizey-Allen

Editor: See this book launch presentation here

Amanda Coletta
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, centre, attends a meeting of the Prime Minister's Youth Council in Calgary on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

July 16, 2018 

More than a dozen current and former members of the Prime Minister’s Youth Council are calling on Justin Trudeau to halt the federal government’s announced $4.5-billion buyout of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan.

Cherise Seucharan

July 14, 2018

VANCOUVER—Over 100 First Nations and environmental supporters on canoes, kayaks, boats and rhibs formed a flotilla in front of the Trans Mountain Terminal in Burnaby on Saturday.

More than 70 watercrafts paddled from Cates Park beach in North Vancouver to the Trans Mountain Westridge Marine Terminal across the water, stopping at the terminal fence for Indigenous elders to hold a water ceremony with drumming, singing and prayer.

Jean Swanson
Jean Swanson is accompanied by police during her arrest at the Kinder Morgan terminal in Burnaby. Photo by Riaz Behra.

11 Jul 2018

Jean Swanson was awarded the Order of Canada in 2016 for “her long-standing devotion to social justice, notably for her work with the residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.” She is author of the book, Poor Bashing: The Politics of Exclusion (2001). Over the past decade she has been an organizer with the Carnegie Community Action Project and Raise the Rates BC. She is a city council candidate for COPE in the upcoming civic election.

CBC staff

Jul 14, 2018

Greenpeace boats join groups calling for protection of water from spills

Canadian Press Staff
"Our goal is to stop this pipeline," says Kanahus Manuel of the Secwepemc Nation in B.C., seen here in Chase, B.C., on Sept. 6, 2017. File photo by The Canadian Press/Greenpeace

An Indigenous political activist was briefly detained Saturday following a Trans Mountain pipeline protest in British Columbia's North Thompson Provincial Park on Saturday.

Kanahus Manuel, a spokesperson for the activist group Tiny House Warriors, was arrested by the RCMP after allegedly defying an eviction order from the BC Parks service that was delivered on Thursday.

Alastair Sharp and Dylan Sunshine Waisman

Editor: Here is the link to a series of articles, (5 chapters), unmasking Kinder Morgan spies:

And here is Chapter 5:

Ben Parfitt

June 25, 2018 - From the limited correspondence I have received from the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, I understand that the Panel has asked me to be here today because of my work as a public policy researcher and in particular because of recent research that I have done on “water storage” issues in northeast British Columbia.

I will speak to you about my research conclusions and do my best to situate that work in terms of the specific things that you as panel members have been called upon to do.

Gillian Steward

July 9, 2018 - Just imagine if a consortium of First Nations owned a sizable stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline and were determined to push it through because it would put more money in the hands of Indigenous people.

There is a plan afoot to do exactly that and later this month First Nations leaders will meet in Vancouver to advance the idea.

It’s a bold move but it would also give some First Nations the kind of control over resource projects in their own backyards they have long dreamed of.

Of course, not all First Nations would be happy.


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