The conservatives are playing the “no you’re the racist” card when told they can’t just steamroll indigenous sovereignty, after spending the past two weeks calling for police and armed forces to shoot (“remove”) protestors and cheering attacks on protestors.
François Legault has been making shit up in a transparent effort to get First Nations folk killed… and there are a lot of racist Canadians itching to kill (you can see some in the comments section of the first post)
I did not know this
A nice long thread
What caught my eye were the numbers: the project costs $6.6B, thr BC provincial government supplied the company a $5.35B kickback package, will create less than 36 permanent jobs, and more insultingly…
That’s not much to a First Nations group, of which there are thirty on the route (who would, in return for forswearing landclaims and irrevocably consenting to the pipeline and future expansion, be splitting 10M among 30 groups, or about 334K per year to have their land violated and massive environment damage risked.)
The Canadian and BC government isn’t just apartheid-loving, institutionally racist: they’re stingy, apartheid-loving, institutionally racists.