In B.C., a small band of unelected Indigenous leaders continue to illegally block gas pipeline


CGL's pipeline is, in youth's crude parlance, a big freaking $6.6-billion project. The project is an economic bonanza for everyone: billions in royalties to government over the Kitimat plant's projected 40-year life; employment for thousands of Indigenous people; First Nations benefits agreements to fund new housing, skills training and cultural resources, not to mention $2.7 billion already awarded to First Nations and other locally owned businesses.

It cannot be overemphasized that the protest performers, tricked out in their Antifa-style garb and masks, while exploiting the good name of all Wet'suwet'en for optimal media exposure, do not represent their larger community.

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