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
Our Minister of Public Safety @mikefarnworthbc has consistently hidden behind the Court injunctions and police enforcement. The Court's message is clear, get them out from the middle of these political conflicts. 3/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
The @bcndp promised a new relationship with Indigenous people but instead they are acting in bad faith, intentionally deceiving British Columbians by exploiting divisions in our communities created by the Indian Act. 4/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
They soak in the accolades of passing DRIPA, but are unwilling to change the racist gov't structures that created the conflict we face today. Instead of the much-assured reconciliation, what we got from the @bcndp is more of the same divide & conquer. 5/ #bcpoli #Wetsuweten
Today I asked @mikefarnworthbc when his gov’t will take responsibility for the policy decisions that have led us to armed conflict on the CGL project and @MurrayRankinNDP what specific actions he's taken in the last month to address this long-standing conflict. 6/ #bcpoli
.@MurrayRankinNDP says the conflict are a result of “disunity” amongst #wetsuweten. He put the onus on Indigenous peoples for this conflict - & failed to mention any actions taken over the last month. He also called my "harsh rhetoric...absolutely unhelpful”. 7/ #bcpoli
He can feel offended by my sharp & direct criticism, however what he feels is nothing like the pain & anguish felt by my relatives in residential & day schools, in the child welfare system, on their land watching their unceded territory devastated by this Crown gov't. 8/8 #bcpoli

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20 Nov
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
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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…
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