Teck could be approved tonight

Call Justin Trudeau and his cabinet and tell them to reject Teck Frontier Mine r1

Paov,

The last few days have been an emotional rollercoaster. We are now 6 days into the violent RCMP raids in unceded Wet’suwet’en territories. Yesterday, RCMP officers removed Indigenous elders and matriarchs from their lands as they held prayers for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and chainsawed through a “Reconciliation” gate to allow Coastal GasLink bulldozers through.1

As the RCMP and the BC government wage war against peaceful Indigenous land defenders, our federal government is deciding on whether to greenlight the largest tar sands mine ever proposed. It’s rumoured that the Trudeau cabinet will make their decision on the Teck mine later today. Can you take a few minutes to use our easy one-click-call system to tell our cabinet ministers to reject the Teck Frontier Mine?

It makes me sick to my stomach that our governments have let this happen. But I remain hopeful. As I write this, people are taking action from coast to coast to coast. Ports have been shut down, trains and major highways have been blocked, and Indigenous youth and their allies are occupying government offices, including the BC legislature.

In the... midst of one of the most important Indigenous-led movements against a gas pipeline, Justin Trudeau and his cabinet might meet to make a decision on the fate of the Teck Frontier Mine.

We cannot afford for our elected leaders to set off another carbon bomb in the midst of a climate breakdown. That is why we need all hands on deck at this critical moment.

We’ve identified the five most important cabinet ministers and made it easy to connect to their phone lines with calls. Can you click here and make a call today to tell them to reject the Teck Mine?

It’s not clear if this decision will happen today, or at a cabinet meeting next week, but we do know that Trudeau and his caucus are divided on Teck and they have to make a decision by the end of the month.3 That is why the coming days are crucial in convincing them to reject this carbon bomb, so there is one less fossil fuel project that our movements have to fight.

Take 2 minutes right now and make a call to tell Trudeau’s cabinet to reject Teck.

Onwards,

Atiya

P.S. If you’re looking for ways to the Wet’suwet’en, here are three ways to lend a hand right now: Donate to the legal fund, join a solidarity action (this link takes you to a Facebook event page) and download and read the supporter toolkit!


1 - Unist’ot’en matriarchs arrested. Stand with Unist’ot’en now!
2 - CBC Indigenous: RCMP arrests in Wet'suwet'en territory spark protests nationwide
3 - Teck Frontier oilsands project pits Trudeau’s climate credibility against concerns for Alberta’s economy


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