By Letter to the Editor on March 13, 2020.
Re: Letter of Dave Sheppard, “who owns unceded land in B.C.”
Dave Sheppard is probably right. But I don’t see what that has to do with a pipeline crossing Wet’suwet’en land. Twenty duly-elected chiefs and councils have nothing against it. And they are corporate owners of said lands. They rightly see it as a welcome source of employment, especially for the younger generation. So why would a few hereditary chiefs try to block this project? It shows they don’t give a hoot about their own people.
Now we have the Mohawks in the East pitted against tribes in the Wet’suwet’en territory. And then there is Premier Horgan preaching to protesters to heed the rule of the law, so his pet project, the GasLink pipeline, can proceed. This is the same guy who tried everything in his power to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline, including disregarding the rule of the law.
Now, Mr. Horgan, you have a taste of your own medicine. So, suffer. He is just a puppet of the Green Party. And so, we all know the Green Party is against everything that smells of oil. But in the meantime, enjoying all the benefits of oil. Go figure. This country is so hopelessly divided. Province against province. Tribe against tribe. And absolutely no leadership from the guys in their ivory towers in Ottawa. So, what’s next? Anarchy? Vigilantism? Impossible? It’s already happening. Something has to give. Anyways, that’s the way I see it.
George Van Bostelen