JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE’S HALTING CANADA’S RAILROADS IS HAVING A SERIOUS IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY – ESPECIALLY THE CRITICAL SYMPATHY PROTEST IN SOUTHERN ONTARIO – PROTEST OVER GAS PIPELINE ROUTE IN BC AND POLICE PRESENCE ON INDIGENOUS LAND THERE – TRUDEAU SO FAR HAS SORTED NOTHING – BUT A WAY OUT DOES SEEM REASONABLY CLEAR   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN CBC NEWS

 

“RCMP have offered to withdraw from Wet’suwet’en territory [in BC]

“Hereditary chiefs had said they wouldn’t meet with government officials until the RCMP left”

 

Well, it does now seem, in light of new knowledge, the obvious thing to do.

We’ve learned that the critically-important Ontario blockade was about RCMP presence on Indigenous land in BC, not about the gas pipeline per se.

Even if they still have problems at the pipeline location in BC without the RCMP there, that is a lot less critical as far the nation’s economy goes than the situation in Ontario. There would be time to deal with the BC problem.

The government should promptly look at the alternative route for the BC pipeline proposed by Indigenous leaders. It is more costly, but it possibly could be subsidized as the price of peace.

Posted February 21, 2020 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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