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What's clear to me is that the NEB has denied this motion because the Trudeau government specifically excluded climate change impacts from a full review of this pipeline. Thread 1/
They say they are climate champions but they won't review climate impacts and they are desperate to build more fossil fuel infrastructure. This decision exposes the governments climate change agenda as political and not based on science. 2/
In drafting our motion we consulted with @IPCC_CH scientists who clearly stated that new fossil fuel infrastructure and the expansion of the oilsands is inconsistent with a the Paris agreement and an ambition of limiting warming to 1.5C 3/
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If journalists want to understand what frustrates environmental scientists nothing better demonstrates what is troubling than the news story I have seen re-tweeted numerous times today. It typifies what is wrong with environmental journalism. #bcpoli #abpoli #cdnpol @sjmuir
Here is the story it addresses a complaint about river crossing work conducted on the #transmountain pipeline. It starts with an overwrought headline: "Trans Mountain pipeline work destroyed salmon habitat, scientist says" theprovince.com/news/local-new… #bcpoli #abpoli #cdnpol 2/
Pardon me @theprovince the same story appeared in the @globeandmail and other media outlets.

Now let's see what the story entails: approximately 17 m of river affected in an aquifer system that includes literally thousands of kilometers of river area. #bcpoli #abpoli #cdnpol 3/
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Yesterdays thread about the latest documents filed in the #TransMountain “reconsideration” hearing highlighted some of Coldwater First Nation’s concerns, and an outright lie by Alberta.

We’ll continue by looking at more of what Alberta has written. #TMX
If the lies and inaccuracies in Alberta’s submission were salmon, you could walk across a river on them…

E.g. when they say “Canada has, among other things, implemented the Oceans Protection Plan and the Whales Initiative.”

Implemented? As in past tense? As in already done?
Turns out Trudeau stated publicly that without Trans Mountain, “We won’t get the Oceans Protection Plan” at all.

How can something be “implemented” if it’s contingent on approval of the pipeline? 🙄

Not to mention that it's a giant oil industry subsidy. nationalobserver.com/2018/11/23/ana…
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#Alberta has an 8.2% unemployment rate. Massively uncomfortable question: What do you think the rate would be if #Alberta was a U-S state? The correct answer is full employment. Everyone knows how much I love Canada and #Alberta So it breaks my Cdn heart to think our federal
system is so incompetent,unflexible & ideologically biased that we should have to ask uncomfortable questions like this. Look at the low unemployment numbers in U-S states that have far fewer advantages and assets than #Alberta and you don't have to be a #Nobel prize winner in
Economics to know that #Alberta would be the superstar, the Connor McDavid of state economies if the government and courts weren't albatrosses around the necks of #Albertans I always want #Alberta to be part of Canada.But how I could blame #Albertans looking at 8.2% unemployment
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[THREAD] Regarding the appeal court’s decision today to quash construction approvals for the #TransMountain pipeline expansion; a 2016 gov’t review process actually flagged the issues identified by the court today. #cdnpoli 1/12
In May 2016, the federal government announced a ministerial panel to review the #TransMountain expansion project. This panel was intended to assess the NEB’s review process and it took place after the NEB had completed its review of TM. #cdnpoli 2/12
On Nov. 1, 2016, this ministerial review panel submitted its report to government on the #TransMountain pipeline expansion. Two areas are of significance to today’s court ruling. #cdnpoli 3/12
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Today I spent a couple of hours reading the #TransMountain federal
court decision in full. Here’s a thread explaining what it all means:
The Federal Court of Appeal’s decision on Trans Mountain is based on two issues: (1) the issue of tanker traffic was inappropriately excluded from the NEB’s decision and (2) the Government did not fulfil its duty to consult, specifically at Phase III.
(Phase III was after the NEB had made its recommendation but before the Governor in Council made its decision).
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#BREAKING Burnaby RCMP have descended on Camp Cloud and begun arresting protesters. Soon after this video was taken police told me and one other member of the media to leave the area and threatened us with arrest. #bcpoli #cdnpoli
Dozens of cops pulled up suddenly shortly after 5 am and began arresting everyone in sight. Two have been taken away on sitting stretchers. Seemingly for resisting arrest. #CampCloud #TransMountain #bcpoli #cdnpoli
A small gathering of supporters is watching on as police clear Camp Cloud. At least four arrests have been made.
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1. Had the misfortune of hearing a full-on, old-fashioned white Colonialist diatribe delivered on CKNW this morning by Bruce Allen on his not so "Reality Check" .

#racist #classist #Transmountain #cdnpoli #bcpoli #protecttheinlet
2. Bruce delivered all the typical supremacist big business standard lines of comradery. Bruce was speaking about the Kinder Morgan protest on Burnaby Mtn & to his audience to keep them focused on the 'right talking points'.
3. Bruce spoke about the water & land protectors in the most dehumanizing terms he’s allowed to on morning radio. He called First Nations peoples DTES homeless derelicts “unaware of what they’re protesting anyway”, merely looking for a place to squat.
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My dad and Maria Campbell have known each other since before I was born. They consider each other brother and sister. When I was getting into a lot of trouble, my dad sent me to stay with her & we have been fast friends now for 20+years.
Maria is one of the seminal influences of my life as an Auntie, Elder, Mentor and friend. Next month I will be taking a road trip with them. I'm hoping they let me record our conversations. I'm particularly interested in their memories about Indigenous movements from 60's-80's.
This past week Deanna Reder and Alix Shield uncovered the excised passage from Maria Campbell's groundbreaking book "Halfbreed" where she recounted being raped at 14 by RCMP members. McLelland and Stewart the publishers edited out that part fearing potential legal repercussions.
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