Three weeks after the RCMP violently raided Wet’suwet’en territory for Coastal GasLink’s fracked gas pipeline, the Prime Minister still won’t call off police presence on Wet’suwet’en territory.
The Wet’suwet’en have their rights and lands to protect, and yet Trudeau is stubbornly protecting Coastal GasLink. It’s time Trudeau took reconciliation seriously and met with the Wet’suwet’en -- without the presence of police with assault rifles.
Sending an email directly to the Prime Minister today will show Trudeau that people living in Canada care more about upholding the government's responsibility to respect Indigenous rights than protecting the profits of oil companies.
It is always more impactful if you write your own personal message and here are some points you can use when you write. Be sure to include if you are a Liberal voter:
- The RCMP must leave Wet’suwet’en territory now
- Trudeau needs to meet with the Wet’suwet’en and engage in nation-to-nation discussions
- I stand with the Wet’suwet’en and the solidarity blockades and protests
- Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have been clear on their lack of consent for the fracked gas Coastal GasLink pipeline and Trudeau needs to respect the community’s sovereignty.
- The Wet'suwet'en are following the rule of law - a Supreme Court ruling that granted hereditary decision making authority over their territories