stop tar sands

nosneakersonmyfeet  asked:

why did someone write "no fucking pipelines on stolen native lands" on a Hélène Laverdière sign? I thought the NDP was trying to stop the tar sands pipeline from being built?? I may be way off mark here..

NDP is generally in favour of the Energy East pipeline which many in Quebec and Atlantic Canada object to.

The NDP does fully oppose the Keystone XL & Northern Gateway oil pipelines. For Kinder Morgan’s BC pipeline & Energy East they want to run a full environmental assessment before considering approving either pipeline (they say under Harper’s assessment scheme neither can be approved right now), and they said should it fail the assessment the project wouldn’t go ahead. If the projects do go ahead they said they would consult widely to ensure environmental & first nations concerns are met.