While the @bcndp gov’t struggles with the severe impacts of flooding that are a result of the worsening #ClimateCrisis they are diverting critical #RCMP resources into #Wetsuweten territory again to protect the gov’ts #frackedgas pipeline 1/ #bcpoli #LNG
When @geoffmeggs delivered the news to the @bcgreencaucus that the @bcndp were going to support the #CGL #frackedgas pipeline I asked him how they would deal with the long-established blockades on #Wetsuweten territory. He said it was under control. Clearly not! 2/ #bcpoli
The chaos in Crown-Indigenous relations has been created by a @bcndp gov’t whose words and actions are not aligned. Say one thing, do another. @MurrayRankinNDP was on the #Wetsuweten file since early 2020 when he was brought in to mop up the mess gov’t created. #FAIL 3/ #bcpoli
In 2020 @nathancullen was appointed as gov't liaison. Now he’s MLA for the region (& Minister of State of Natural Resources) his constituents call me because he won’t return their calls. He watches from sidelines while militarized #RCMP do his gov’ts dirty work. 4/ #bcpoli
Article 10 of the #UNDRIP (which is law in B.C.) says “Indigenous peoples shall not be forcibly removed from their lands or territories.” This @bcndp gov’t have been forcibly removing Indigenous people from their territories for more than two years now. 5/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
The hypocritical & unprincipled @bcndp claim to uphold the articles of #UNDRIP while they willfully violate it (repeatedly). They claim to be fighting the #climatecrisis while investing public money in #fossilfuel extraction. Their actions are diabolical & dangerous. 6/ #bcpoli
The @bcndp has lost all semblance of principled leadership. They appear content to try to arrest their way to #reconciliation. Where are the @BCNDPCaucus backbenches who claim they believe in #climateaction and reconciliation? Your silence is noted. 7/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten

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This @bcndp gov't knew of the fierce opposition to the CGL pipeline. The blockades caused by this pipeline have shut down highways, ferries, railroads, & this legislature. @jjhorgan's CoS @geoffmeggs told me personally that this situation would be resolved. 1/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
I guess the @bcndp’s version of “resolved” means Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan people being violently arrested by fully armed RCMP and having two journalists arrested last week, sitting in jail all weekend. So much for the freedom of the press. 2/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
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For years leaders in the Southern #GulfIslands and Juan de Fuca areas have been advocating to be included in the Island Coastal Economic Trust (@ICET_BC) which would allow them to apply for important grants that other communities outside Victoria and Vancouver have access to. 1/5
The Southern #GulfIslands & Juan de Fuca areas are rural. But as part of the @crd they're deemed "urban" and as a result the regions are excluded from the aforementioned grant programs. Changing the designation to rural would be a game changer in supporting local initiatives! 2/5
The advocacy was going on long before my election in 2017 and I picked up the effort over the past 3.5 years. It’s a remarkably simple change and in the summer 2020 session then-Minister @michellemungall committed to solving this issue for both regions 3/5 adamolsen.ca/2020/07/budget…
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