Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who is the Enemy of the State?

Canada is a constitutional country that is governed by the rule of law - both our own common law tradition and international law. Nevertheless, the Harper government is willing to promote the Enbridge pipeline even when this project clearly violates indigenous rights that are enshrined in the constitution. And somehow, this Harper government, that is so willing to disregard the very constitution that they are meant to uphold, are branding everyone who opposes the pipeline as an enemy of the State.

Just how much money is Enbridge paying Harper for this incredible service?

In the end, it really doesn't matter. There is no amount of money big enough to compensate for the risk to BC's coastal environment and salmon fisheries. People who have made their livelihoods off this land for centuries already know that and they aren't willing to be bought.

No oil pipeline here: Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel in Smithers finds 100% opposition | The Vancouver Observer - Page 1

Liberal leader Bob Rae calls Harper government '"dictatorial" | The Vancouver Observer - Page 1

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