Protesters rallied in Sherbrooke in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation against TransCanada Corp.’s BC pipeline project.
Photo credit : Emilie Hackett
By Emilie Hackett, Special to the Record – A dozen protesters rallied at the Sherbrooke Town Hall on Tuesday, one of a number of protests organized across the country in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation. Coastal GasLink, A subsidiary of TransCanada Corp., has begun the construction of a $6.2-billion pipeline to transport natural gas from northeastern B.C. to a coastal terminal in Kitimat. Access to the route is located on traditional unceded Wet’suwet’en territory.
On Monday, 14 protesters in northern B.C. were arrested by RCMP officers. The protestors had set up checkpoints on a logging road on traditional unceded Wet’suwet’en territory near the pipeline construction zone. In addition to the arrests, the RCMP set up a roadblock to enforce a court injunction granted to Coastal GasLink, giving the company access to the road. The Sherbrooke rally was organized in support of the arrested protesters. See full story in the Wednesday, Jan. 9 edition of The Record.