Canadian Federal Politicians Arrested at Anti-pipeline Protest in Burnaby B.C.

By André Faust

What is all the huff about? The Canada east pipeline project at least for the time being. That has caused a problem for Alberta, because at the moment for all practical reasons Alberta is landlocked to get its bitumen out to the European Market.

While the Canada East pipeline project was a lost, the focus is on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which when completed would allow bitumen to reach the European Markets.

In anticipation of protests against the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, Kinder Morgan has successfully attained an injunction to prevent protestors to protest with a certain distance of its gates and operation. Alberta in a Trumpian style has threatened BC that if they also prevent the pipeline from crossing their border, Alberta will place trade sanctions against British Columbia (BC). That’s real Canadian like eh! Province pitted against province.

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May and NDP MP Kennedy Stewart along with a hundred others arrested and placed into custody for breaching a court-imposed protest-free zone.

At this time it is not known if at this time if the charges of civil contempt have been withdrawn against May and Stewart.


 

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