Mother Earth can’t take this dis­re­spect


Re Trans Moun­tain Turn­ing Point (NOW, May 3-9). Thanks NOW and Pamela Pal­mater for bring­ing this story to Toronto.

This strug­gle re­minds me of when Lu­bi­con Cree Chief Bernard Omi­nayak and el­ders would come to Toronto to ed­u­cate the world on what was hap­pen­ing to the Cree Na­tion of Little Buf­falo and Mother Earth.

Back then, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ists, churches, First Na­tions and con­cerned cit­i­zens joined in the strug­gle to stop log­ging, or­ga­niz­ing boy­cotts against the oil and gas in­dus­try and clear-cut log­ging. The press do not give us cov­er­age like they used to, which makes things harder.

With cli­mate change you’d think the gov­ern­ment would take con­cerns about this pipe­line se­ri­ously. There is enough ev­i­dence now for the world to see that Mother Earth can­not take this dis­re­spect.

Danny Beaton Toronto

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