Indigenous-owned Eagle Spirit – who are seeking to build a 1,500 KM pipeline – are challenging the Trudeau government in court to stop bill C-48.
The Trudeau government has passed bill C-48, a bill to ban oil tankers all the way from the northern part of Vancouver island to the BC-Alaska border.
The bill will further cripple Canada’s energy industry, and it’s already put a $16 billion pipeline project at serious risk.
According to a recent report, “Indigenous-owned company called Eagle Spirit — which hopes to build a 1,500-km pipeline that would carry up to two million barrels of crude per day from near Fort McMurray to tidewater — has already launched legal action in a B.C. court to stop Bill C-48.”
Now, over 30 First Nations are fighting back against Trudeau’s Bill C-48. Here’s what the Chiefs Council Against Bill C-48 said on a GoFundMe page:
“The purpose of this page is to assist over 30 impoverished First Nations with legal and administrative costs needed to fight the Government’s unilaterally imposed Oil Tanker Moratorium Act and the Great Bear Rainforest–both of which were established largely through the lobbying of foreign-financed ENGOs and without the consultation and consent of First Nations. With the First Nations-led Eagle Spirit Energy corridor in northern B.C., we are explicitly opposed to American ENGOs dictating government policy in our traditional territories in a manner that harms our communities, regions, the energy industry (the most import industry in Canada), and the Canadian economy. The liberal government was supposed to be supporting reconciliation–not perpetuating past failed colonial policies designed subjugate and marginalize indigenous peoples.”
The Council adds, “We support the First Nations-led Eagle Spirit Energy energy corridor because it would provide real-world sustainable benefits and own-source revenue and meaningful participation for the poorest communities in Canada through a project whose outcomes cannot be duplicated by government.”
It’s interesting how Trudeau talks a big game about ‘reconciliation,’ but ignores a bunch of First Nations when they oppose his foreign-funded radical leftist agenda.
Think of how much good a $16 billion pipeline project could do to help communities in need of jobs and economic opportunities. It’s actually sickening how Trudeau is seeking to block the Eagle Spirit pipeline, and seeking to keep communities dependent on government funding instead of pursuing economic empowerment and financial independence.
The overall impact of bill C-48 is devastating for our energy sector, something noted by Conservative MP Randy Hoback:
“Let us not fool ourselves. This is not a tanker ban. This is to stop development in the resource sector and to stop shipping products to the West Coast. It is what the Liberals really planned to do from day one, and this bill is how they are going to achieve it. That is very disappointing. People in Western Canada just cannot understand the government … it keeps chopping off the hand that feeds it. It is so sad.”
With legislation like C-48, Trudeau shows once again that his loyalty is to foreign elites and radical organizations, not to the Canadian people and not to the Canadian industry.
Canada has a PM who is actively working against the prosperity and success of our country, and hurting some of the communities that need jobs and investment the most.
If C-48 passes the Senate, it’s almost certain that the Eagle Spirit pipeline project will be crushed, meaning $16 billion in investment lost. With many tens of billions of investment already having left the country, and tens of billions more on the verge of fleeing, how long until Trudeau’s economic damage reaches the half a trillion mark?
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