The Canadian Prime Minister has stated that it is foreign interests that are blocking the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. Apparently, he forgot that not only are indigenous people living in Canada, they were living there long before his European white ancestors showed up on the scene.
What an idiot.
What a racist idiot.
The following is from Climate and Capitalism.
First Nations: Harper attack means ‘the fix is in’ for tar sands pipeline reviewJanuary 12, 2012
“The fix is in with this government. How can any Canadian trust that the Enbridge review process will be conducted fairly and independently with Harper breathing down the review panel’s neck? We have had deep concerns about this Enbridge review process from the very beginning, because it doesn’t respect First Nations rights – that’s why we’re not intervening at the review panel.“It is ludicrous for the federal minister to parrot tar sands lobbyists by directly attacking our communities that have decided the Enbridge project is too dangerous, and against our laws. We’re not foreign – these are our lands. To imply that our decision against Enbridge has been manipulated is deeply disrespectful of First Nations people, and our many neighbours who have joined our cause and support our decision to refuse this pipeline.”
“First Nations people are so opposed to this pipeline that we’re pulling money out of our own pockets and community members are doing everything that we can so that our voices are heard. We are also proud of the wide-ranging support we’ve received from our neighbours across the north, and from environmental groups – whether their funding comes from Canada or the U.S. Non-First Nations communities are joining with us like never before. We have made a decision, in our Save the Fraser Declaration, to ban these pipelines and tankers. Tens of thousands of British Columbians have signed petitions specifically supporting our decision. The Enbridge project has unified us and we are not going to stop until we win this together.”