Instead of oil, however, this Coastal Gaslink line will export Canadian natural gas. It will run through a number of First Nations, and each of them has signed an agreement accepting money and jobs in return for the pipeline. Every single one, including the Wet’suwet’en.
But what about those Wet’suwet’en blockaders that were arrested by the RCMP for illegally contravening a court injunction?
Using the Wet’suwet’en name, these eco-radicals have manipulated the public into thinking that the blockaders actually hold some sort of right to the land that the pipeline is being built on, when in fact all that they have done is set up a makeshift camp with their hands out demanding any resource company that walks by them cough up cash.
The CBC lied to us about who actually funded the blockade. It wasn’t the Wet’suwet’en First Nation like they claimed – it was actually a heavily indebted company that was funded by Tides, the Pembina Institute, and many other eco-radical organizations.