As nearly 200 people have been arrested on Burnaby Mountain taking bold action to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is coming to Vancouver to try and raise money for his re-election.
Let me repeat that. Next week, Justin Trudeau is scheduled to be in Vancouver, raising money for his own re-election campaign at the same time as he’s trying to shove an unwanted pipeline through Vancouver, Burnaby and all of BC.
Not on our watch. That’s why on April 5th, we’re calling on everyone in these unceded Coast Salish territories to join us in showing the Prime Minister he is not welcome here — not while he is ramming a reckless tar sands pipeline through with no Indigenous consent.
We don’t have the money to get into Trudeau’s event, but we do have people power, and we can show that no amount of dollars is going to help this Prime Minister come election day if he continues to ignore our climate commitments, disrespect Indigenous rights and put this coast in peril.
Here’s the plan.
We’re going meet at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5th.
Then, we’ll march together to Trudeau’s fundraiser, where the Prime Minister hopes to fill his re-election coffers. With enough people outside, he’ll have to spend the whole night explaining to these supporters why he’s willing to risk a catastrophic oil spill in their backyards.