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Anti-pipeline leaders restate resistance to Trans Mountain pipeline project

Anti-pipeline leaders restate resistance to Trans Mountain pipeline project
From CBC - April 16, 2018

First Nations and municipal leaders restated their opposition to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in no uncertain terms Monday in Vancouver.

"This is aboutrecognizing the human rights of the Indigenous people of Canada," saidUnion of B.C. Indian Chiefs Vice-President Chief Bob Chamberlin.

The media conference comestheday after the duelling premiers of B.C. and Albertamet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa to discuss the future of the Kinder Morgan projecta meeting during which Trudeau and Notley reiterated their commitment to seeing the project through, while Horganmaintained his opposition.

BurnabyMayor Derek Corrigansaid he expects resistance to the twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline to grow after Trudeau reiterated the federal government's resolve to get the project built.

"We will continue in the city of Burnaby to fight this project to our last breath," said Corrigan. "This has become ground zero for who is controlling our democratic institutions is it thepeople of our country or is it the multinational corporations?"

NDPMP Kennedy Stewart, who isfacing charges for defying a court order to protestoutside Kinder Morgan property, called Trudeau reckless.

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