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Pro-Industry Chiefs Meet with Senators to Oppose Bills C48 and C69

Contributed by Dale Swampy © 2018, posted Jan 05, 2019

National Coalition of Chiefs “Working to defeat on-reserve poverty”

Chiefs, Metis Leaders and Associates,

Congrats to Chief Roy Fox on his compelling speeches in support of the oil and gas industry at the AFN Special Assembly in Ottawa. And, thanks goes out to NCC Director, Chief Dan George for his APTN interview opposing the tanker ban.

Spread the News! The NCC Chiefs are Committed to Saving our Oil and Gas Industry

Special thanks to all the Chiefs representing the National Coalition of Chiefs, Eagle Spirit Energy and the Indian Resource Council on their meetings with Senators on Tuesday, December 11th in Ottawa to oppose bills C48 and C69. We look forward to further lobbying trips to Ottawa next year to continue to oppose bills C48 and C69.

Thanks to NCC Director Bruce Dumont who completed 14 radio interviews on Monday, December 10th opposing both bills and announcing the Aboriginal Equity Partners legal action. Excerpts from news articles and video tapings are outlined below.

Full Press Conference in Ottawa

http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/headline-politics/episodes/65897929

CBC Power and Politics Interview

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/tasker-pro-pipeline-first-nations-c-48-1.4941165

List of Radio Interviews completed on Monday, December 10th in Ottawa

2:40 – HALIFAX – Mainstreet, Bob Murphy – Host

2:50 – EDMONTON — Radio Active Adrienne Pan – host

3:07 – VICTORIA — All Points West Robyn Burns – host

3:30 – YELLOWKNIFE — Trail’s End – Host Lawrence Nayally

3:40 – SASKATCHEWAN – Afternoon Edition Garth Materie – Host

3:50 – OTTAWA — All in a Day Alan Neal – Host

4:20 – WINNIPEG — Up to Speed  Ismaila Alfa – Host

4:30 – VANCOUVER — On the Coast Gloria Macarenko – Host

4:50 – CAPE BRETON (Sydney) Wendy Bergfeldt – Producer & Host

5:07 – KELOWNA — Radio West Host: Sarah Penton

5:40 – WHITEHORSE — Airplay Dave White – Host

5:50 – SUDBURY/THUNDER BAY — Up North Wab Rice – Host

6:07 – CALGARY — Homestretch Doug Dirks- Host

List of additional radio interviews completed by the Chiefs

Dec 13–9 am     Chorus Radio  : Danielle Smith  Calgary

Dec 13 –10 am  John Gorman Show 650 CKOM + 980 CJME  Regina

Dec 13 –10.30 am Geoff Currier  CJOB   Winnipeg

Dec 13  2 pm  Chorus AM 640 Alex Pierson  Toronto

Dec 14  TV BNN Bloomberg

Dec 14  2 pm    Am 980 Linda Steel show  Vancouver

Indigenous communities are angry after Trudeau’s tanker ban

https://omny.fm/shows/on-point-with-alex-pierson/indigenous-communities-are-angry-after-trudeau-s-t

First Nations lobbying for lift on tanker ban off B.C.’s coast

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-first-nations-lobbying-for-lift-on-tanker-ban-off-bcs-coast/

Trudeau’s Tanker Ban is Making Many Indigenous Communities Angry, Here’s Why.

https://business.financialpost.com/opinion/trudeaus-tanker-ban-is-making-many-indigenous-communities-angry-heres-why

First Nations coalition calls for rejection of Trudeau tanker ban; one group plans to file UN complaint

https://nationalpost.com/news/first-nations-coalition-calls-for-rejection-of-trudeau-tanker-ban-plans-to-file-un-complaint-against-ottawa

Opinion: Why no oil tanker bans for Quebec?

https://lfpress.com/opinion/columnists/opinion-no-oil-tanker-bans-for-quebec/wcm/e077916b-c307-4605-946b-79f3b3c53b41?fbclid=IwAR3LUk6YeXNKC76v4BidrIViw5RX_mGTwQlWg6k2i-R5C3tWmyY8WBxWy5w

Great Op-ed from Chief Roy Fox. Defeating On-reserve poverty is every First Nation leader’s number one priority for their community. That is why the NCC is so important.

Alberta First Nations ‘unanimously’ support Bill C-69? Hardly

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-alberta-first-nations-unanimously-support-bill-c-69-hardly/

Be sure to read the attached CNRL letter to Whistler’s Mayor. We should all use this letter as our template for speeches in support of Canada’s oil and gas industry.

Lets keep the fight alive! We need more First Nation oil and gas workers to attend these rallies.

Large crowd gathers in northern Alberta city to rally for oil pipelines

https://globalnews.ca/news/4768171/grande-prairie-alberta-pipeline-rally/

Trudeau government should listen to the chiefs and support natural resource development

https://www.fraserinstitute.org/article/trudeau-government-should-listen-to-the-chiefs-and-support-natural-resource-development

Kudos to Simpcw First Nation for standing up against pipeline protestors.

B.C. First Nation eyes renegotiating benefit deal on Trans Mountain pipeline project

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/simpcw-mba-trans-mountain-pipeline-1.4936055

Albertans and Canadians have to wake up! There “seems to be no understanding or appreciation of the energy sector in terms of what it contributes to overall GDP and revenue generation for the country,” King said,

Famed FirstEnergy analyst retires, saddened by Canadian oil policy

https://calgaryherald.com/business/energy/famed-firstenergy-analyst-retires-saddened-by-canadian-oil-policy

U.S. becomes a net oil exporter for first time in 75 years

https://www.jwnenergy.com/article/2018/12/us-becomes-net-oil-exporter-first-time-75-years/

Largest ever continuous oil and gas resource discovered in the U.S.

https://www.fircroft.com/blogs/largest-ever-continuous-oil-and-gas-resource-discovered-in-the-us-83441085749?utm_campaign=EngineeringPro-+Issue+9+-+12th+December&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email

1 Comment

  1. Grew up across the road allowance from First Nations land, 3/4 of a mile from the Agency. There are great and intelligent people in every nationality.

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