Money over the law

It is sad that the Canadian government in power now, as previous governments as well, seek to promote corporations making big bucks rather than standing up for the environment, stopping climate change, and looking after the rights of Indigenous peoples, by following the UN Charter for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

We are fortunate that Jody Wilson-Raybould has made Trudeau's cozy relationship with SNC-Lavalin public. The Canadian government has a long history of cozying up to corporations and putting the law aside for them.

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Justin Trudeau has shown throughout his term in office that he is willing to ignore Indigenous rights in order to satisfy corporate greed. Corporations should always have to follow Canadian law and suffer the consequences when they break them. Corporations should not have 'special treatment' just because they are "job creators."

Laws that protect people and the planet must not be scrapped for corporate profit.

Everyone will suffer while making big bucks dominates the government's agenda rather than looking after our welfare by stopping all the corporate actions that contribute to climate change and decimate our environment.

Alas, Coastal GasLink's current and ongoing action at the Unist'ot'en Camp are an example of a B.C. Supreme Court Judge thinking that making big bucks justifies environmental damage and disrespect for Indigenous rights to their traditional territory, which was granted through the Delgamuukw Decision and the Tsilhqot'in Decision.

We will all pay dearly for the damage to our environment and climate if this kind of action continues. It is time for us to look after our deepest needs.

Antonia Mills

Prince George

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