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Prepping for an Enbridge approval

The Dogwood Initative continues to prepare for a provincial referendum vote in the event that the Northern Gateway pipeline is approved.

With the federal government’s decision on Enbridge expected tomorrow the Dogwood Initative continues to prepare for a provincial referendum vote in case the project is approved at the provincial level.

Dogwood Initative’s, Kai Nagata says First Nations and the provincial government also have jurisdiction over the project so they won’t hit the green light on the citizen’s initative -similar to the Fight HST campaign – unless it is needed.

“What we are doing is building a democratic insurance policy at the provincial level behind Christy Clark and her five conditions, just in case she comes under political pressure from the feds and is tempted to switch her stance.”

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He says the group has 153,000 supporters who have signed petitions against Enbridge over the years, over 5,500 people who have committed to canvassing for signatures and has 75 teams across B.C. assessing support for the LetBCVote campaign if it is needed.

CKNW reported today that Christy Clark says she won’t stand in the way of a provincial referendum on the project.

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