The two quotes above are from our Alliance CEO, Karen Ogen-Toews, on LNG Canada’s Facebook page, which has almost 17,000 followers. It ran the quotes with: ‘Karen Ogen-Toews offers more insight into the necessity of Indigenous consultation and the need to find a path forward together.”
- Karen’s words were from her guest column in The Province
- Karen is also quoted in this Business in Vancouver story: ‘First Nations interested in taking stake in Coastal GasLink pipeline in BC.’
That ‘pullquote’ above led readers to the messages that Chief Crystal Smith gave to a news conference at the BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George. Here below is a photo from the event, and what she had to say:
LNG once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
Chief Crystal Smith: “The Haisla said yes to these projects because we have concluded they will be built responsibly for our environment and will allow our people to flourish.”
- Her full statement to the media conference
- Resource Works video: Chief Crystal Smith on consultation with her Nation by LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink. Watch it here.
And then came a social-media message from another Crystal Smith of the Haisla Nation — Crystal A. Smith:
To that posting, our Chief Crystal said online: “Congratulations Crystal!”
A new campaign for LNG
The Together For LNG campaign now is under way. Its invitation: “Be a part of the growing community of interest that supports LNG development in B.C.” You’ll see it on Facebook and on Twitter—and we’ll be sharing some of its messages.
Do join Together For LNG and send a message to your BC MLA in support of LNG in BC
Also in the news
- Work has begun on the LNG Canada project at Kitimat, with crews and equipment now on the site
- Woodfibre LNG: ‘We are set to begin construction of the LNG plant in 2019, with operation in 2023.’ And with Squamish Nation approval.
- Coastal GasLink pipeline will mean thousand of jobs, and benefits for local economies and First Nations
- CGL will generate an estimated $20 million per year in ongoing property tax benefits to BC communities.
- The BC LNG Alliance names its new president and CEO, Brian Cox
- Black Diamond given go-ahead for Coastal GasLink work camp
- Chris Sankey, former First Nation councillor: ‘I don’t know what to make of how irrational protests have become.”
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(This newsletter was posted here on 09 February 2019)