UBCIC calls for immediate cancellation of Trans Mountain Pipeline and tanker project

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 September 17, 2018

UBCIC CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CANCELLATION OF TRANS MOUNTAIN PIPELINE AND TANKER PROJECT

"Verdict clear, Trudeau should cancel Trans Mountain”—Grand Chief Stewart Phillip

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – September 17, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is calling on Prime Minister Trudeau to accept the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project’s defeat in the Federal Court of Appeal, and to cancel the disastrous Canada-owned project altogether.

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UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project

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30 August 2018

UBCIC Celebrates Landmark Court Win that Signals the End of Trans Mountain Pipeline and Tanker Project bbb

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – 30 August 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is celebrating the Federal Court of Appeal verdict on the Trans Mountain approval and calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to immediately stop construction and shut the project down.

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Indigenous Opposition Steadfast as Kinder Morgan Canada Stockholders Prepare to Vote on Trans Mountain Deal

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August 29, 2018

Indigenous Opposition Steadfast as Kinder Morgan Canada Stockholders Prepare to Vote on Trans Mountain Deal

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 29, 2018) Tomorrow in Calgary, Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd stockholders are scheduled to vote on Canada’s offer to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project. They are widely expected to accept $4.5 billion from the federal government for a line they only paid $550 million for in 2005.

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BC First Nations being devastated by Wildfire Season of 2018, immediate resources needed

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August 22, 2018

BC First Nations being devastated by Wildfire Season
of 2018, immediate resources needed

Coast Salish Traditional Territory/Vancouver:  BC First Nations leaders are calling on the federal and provincial governments to provide immediate and on-going supports needed by the numerous BC First Nations directly impacted by the 2018 BC Wildfire Season and to also create a BC First Nations Emergency Management Fund, which was proposed following the 2017 BC wildfire season.

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OPEN LETTER: Kinder Morgan Canada Authorization Requests Dear Premier Horgan, Minister Heyman, and Minister Mungall

OPEN LETTER: Kinder Morgan Canada Authorization Requests 
Dear Premier Horgan, Minister Heyman, and Minister Mungall:

We are writing to you regarding a recent letter that was sent to the Neskonlith Indian Band from Ian Anderson, President of Kinder Morgan Canada (enclosed). This letter, which provides detail on the transfer of control of the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan to the Government of Canada, makes mention of the fact that Kinder Morgan will soon request specific authorizations from the Government of British Columbia to resume construction. We urge you to continue to stand with the First Nations and British Columbians who are justly opposed to this pipeline, and to deny all authorization requests sent to the Province from Kinder Morgan.

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MMIWG Coalition dismayed by essential transport service cuts

MMIWG Coalition dismayed by essential transport service cuts;

calls for safe, affordable, reliable transit

(August 15, 2018 – Coast Salish Territories) The recent elimination of Greyhound services across western Canada has had a devastating and chilling effect upon Indigenous community members, especially upon Indigenous women and girls. The Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (“the Coalition”) calls upon the government of British Columbia to implement a permanent transit solution for affected areas, especially those that are rural and remote, and one that is safe, affordable and reliable.

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Kinder Morgan’s new estimate = $9.3 billion and counting

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August 9, 2018


Kinder Morgan’s new estimate = $9.3 billion and counting

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – August 9, 2018) The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) is frustrated and outraged with the $1.9 billion increase in estimated construction costs for the planned Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project released by Kinder Morgan yesterday.

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Upholding commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights in court regarding the Site C injunction hearings

August 7, 2018

OPEN LETTER:    Upholding commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights in court regarding the Site C injunction hearings

Dear Premier Horgan and Minister Eby:

We are writing to shed light on the unacceptable and disconcerting gap between your political commitments to reconciliation and Indigenous rights, and BC Hydro’s legal arguments in the current

BC Supreme Court Hearings regarding the West Moberly First Nation’s application for an interim injunction while their Treaty case is being heard.

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