Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

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Burnaby Mountain Protest Percolates

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip says willing to be arrested

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A Facebook photo of some of the Burnaby Mountain anti-pipeline protestors on Centennial Way Wednesday.


UPDATE: Thursday November 27th, 2014

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and Other Indigenous Leaders Arrested on Burnaby Mountain

his morning Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Tsleil-Waututh Elder Ta'ah Amy George and other Indigenous leaders crossed the Kinder Morgan injunction line and were arrested at Burnaby Mountain.

In crossing the police line, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said, "I am willing to stand up to Kinder Morgan and be arrested for the future of my grandchildren."

Tsleil-Waututh Elder Ta'ah Amy George, daughter of Chief Dan George, also crossed the police line. "My people have been fighting for this inlet since contact. In 2014 we're still fighting for this inlet. And we're not just doing this for our future generations, but we're doing this for all peoples' future generations, even for Kinder Morgan's," George said.

Just before she crossed the police line, George offered the challenge to everyone to "Warrior Up!" and a take stand.

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espite 102 arrests over six days on Burnaby Mountain by RCMP, residents and concerned groups remain steadfast in their opposition to Kinder Morgan's tar sands pipeline.


On Thursday November 27 at 10 am on the top of the hill, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip will be joining the people at Burnaby Mountain.

This is at the exact same time that Kinder Morgan will be appearing in Supreme Court to try to increase the injunction zone and extend the timeline on the injunction to complete their geotechnical survey work. Kinder Morgan has said that project delays due to opposition cost the company $88 million every month.

Over 70% of Burnaby residents are opposed to Kinder Morgan's $5.4 billion expansion proposal that would transport even more diluted bitumen and bring even more tankers to the Burrard Inlet. The City of Burnaby is appealing a National Energy Board decision that grants Kinder Morgan access to the designated Conservation Area.

The Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam have also expressed opposition to Kinder Morgan, North America's third largest energy corporation. The Tsleil-Waututh have launched a legal challenge, citing the federal government's failure to consult Tsleil-Waututh on key decisions about the environmental assessment and regulatory review of Kinder Morgan's project.

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