First Nations voices in support of Coastal GasLink project silenced by fear, says LNG Canada official – CBC

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Haisla leader says she has been called a ‘colonizer’ for supporting natural gas project

Jan 23, 2020

A senior corporate official with the joint venture behind an LNG terminal project that would eventually ship natural gas from the Coastal GasLink pipeline says First Nations people who support the project are being silenced by “bullying and intimidation.”

Susannah Pierce, director of corporate affairs for LNG Canada, the joint venture behind a planned LNG export terminal in Kitimat, B.C., said fear is keeping many First Nations people who are benefiting from the energy project from voicing their support.

Pierce penned an email to her friends and colleagues last Friday voicing her frustration with the tone of debate around the Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline that is facing opposition from the Wet’suwet’en nation’s hereditary leadership. The email was posted on LNG Canada’s website on Monday.

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