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Horgan and Trudeau must change course to avoid prolonged civil unrest – Ricochet Media

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202062 Views

The ruling New Democrats made history in October, when B.C. became the first province in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). They have now failed one of the first tests of the new legislation.

The current crisis was sparked by police action right under the nose of the B.C. government against the land defenders opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in Wet’suwet’en territory. The RCMP actions have angered many Indigenous people, and not just in B.C.

The first day of the new session for the provincial government was overshadowed by a days-long camp out on the legislature’s front steps led by Indigenous youth in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en.

This is certainly not a good sign for Premier John Horgan and his minority government. The NDP is in office with the support of the Greens, who are likely to seek another election within the next year.

Read More: https://ricochet.media/en/2930/horgan-and-trudeau-must-change-course-to-avoid-prolonged-civil-unrest

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