MP Nathan Cullen will travel from Ottawa to the B.C. coast tomorrow for an Enbridge protest by the Gitga’at in Hartley Bay.
There, local women and children have been crocheting chain links to string across the channel as a sign that they will do what it takes to block oil tankers from entering the narrow waters.
Cullen says he wants the small community to know they are not alone in the fight.
“I want to talk to them about the support they have across northwestern B.C. and across Canada. I have been getting flooded with emails and letters as this decision came down on Gateway from British Columbians and Canadians saying, ‘We got your back’. And for small communities, isolated communities I know that can sometimes mean a lot.”
He says the community is known for rescuing people from the B.C. Ferries Queen of the North accident and are some of the people that have the most on the line when it comes to the Enbridge pipeline.