Federal officials feared a repeat of the 2020 rail blockades one month before RCMP enforced an injunction last fall against protests that cut off access to a pipeline construction site in northern British Columbia.
“Today is one of the highest insults I've ever received as a chief,” Wet'suwet'en hereditary Chief Namoks said Thursday after RBC cancelled the in-person portion of its meeting at the last minute. “You’ve seen the violence (on Wet'suwet'en territory); I think today's insult was bigger.”
RBC has a goal to lend $500 billion worth of "sustainable financing" by 2025. Now the bank is urging shareholders to reject a proposal that would stop it from including fossil fuel companies in that target.
Pressure continues to mount against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in Interior B.C., as posters appeared in Vancouver on Thursday highlighting the violation of Indigenous rights and the impacts of climate change.