Call a B.C cabinet minister and hold them responsible.

Using a climate disaster to force through a pipeline

The B.C. government sent police to raid Wet’suwet’en territory while 17,000 people are evacuated from their homes. Call a cabinet minister and hold them responsible.

On November 18, dozens of RCMP officers with helicopters, bulldozers and K9 units launched a raid on Indigenous land defenders on Wet’suwet’en territory. It’s the third time police have tried to clear a path for the Coastal GasLink project, despite opposition from all five Wet’suwet’en clans.

These public safety resources were diverted from the most destructive natural disaster in B.C. history – the flooding and landslides that knocked out highways, railways and pipelines, causing billions in damage. Completing Coastal GasLink would only worsen environmental destruction and future climate disasters.

Politicians claim they are arms-length from RCMP operations. But in B.C. the RCMP are our provincial police, answering to public safety minister Mike Farnworth. He authorized the last raid in Wet’suwet’en territory in February 2020. And now the government has authorized another raid, knowing people in southern B.C. are distracted by the disaster.

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