Cranbrook residents voiced their opposition to the Federal Government’s $4.5 billion purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
About 15 people gathered in front of MP Wayne Stetski’s office in the Key City to protest recent decisions around the controversial pipeline.
It was one of over 40 events happening across the country,
Organizer Vicky Dalton says more people need to stand up to the Federal Liberals on this issue.
“People are realizing that they need to start speaking out if they want to save the planet,” Dalton says. “We really appreciate the fact that the NDP is supporting our position of stopping the buyout.”
Protestors carried signs saying the money used to purchase the Kinder Morgan pipeline could be used for healthcare, housing or clean drinking water for First Nations.
Dalton says its a scary decision that is being forced on Canadians.
“I’m afraid for my children and my grandchildren, because I believe that we are almost past the point of no return as far as saving the planet goes,” Dalton says. “If we have a bitumen spill in the inlet on the west coast, it will devastate the oceans.”
Dalton feels the Liberal government is also trampling on indigenous rights with this purchase.
LeadNow.ca, Greenpeace and the Sierra Club are among those backing the country wide demonstrations.
– Demonstration organizer, Vicky Dalton