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UN racism committee calls for halt to Site C, Trans Mountain and LNG pipeline

BY , Jan 7, 2020 6:00 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Apr 24, 2020 3:31 PM

A United Nations anti-racism committee is urging Canada to stop construction on three major resource projects that are set to transform British Columbia.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination says Canada must suspend the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Site C dam and Coastal GasLink pipeline until it obtains the approval of affected Indigenous Peoples.

All three project proponents say they have the support of many First Nations but the committee says they don't have the free, prior and informed consent of all affected Indigenous groups.

The committee also says it's concerned by law enforcement actions against Indigenous Peoples who have staged demonstrations against the projects.

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