Construction also begins this summer on a compressor and metering stations.
Memorandum doesn’t address Wet’suwet’en opposition to the pipeline, part of a $40-billion LNG export terminal project in Kitimat.
They don’t support the proposed MOU on rights and title, hereditary chiefs have signed on.
Respondents are split on whether the Coastal GasLink pipeline project should be stopped permanently or paused temporarily to negotiate further with Indigenous leaders.
Scheer says Teck scuttling of oil sands project the result of Trudeau’s doing nothing to end the disruptions for almost three weeks.
Hereditary chiefs have communicated their terms to Carolyn Bennett, the minister responsible for Crown-Indigenous relations.
Committee called for three major resource projects in BC to be halted until free, prior and informed consent of all affected Indigenous groups was granted.
Will work with Wet’suwet’en leaders, the RCMP, Coastal GasLink, the provincial public sector and other parties.
Courts have ruled in favour of the project, the rule of law will apply.
Believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Company believes “dialogue is preferable to confrontation” and will delay workers returning to the work site.
Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs advised the company tit was “trespassing” on unceded territory and demanded they vacate.
Coastal GasLink is a 670-kilometre conduit currently under construction.
Wet’suwet’en allege the Calgary company engaged in construction without an archaeological impact assessment.
Contends agreements signed by pipeline builder Coastal GasLink are illegitimate.