New TransCanada Pipeline Construction Project Cancelled.
by MishelAtaev on October 31, 2017 - 9:09pm
TransCanada has canceled a project to construct a pipe that would pass through Montreal, towards Saint John N.B. after protestations from the citizens of Montreal. The mayor, Denis Coderre, has stated how this victory is a crucial step towards removing the collateral damage the pipeline would’ve created. A leak from the pipe would’ve led to major consequences to the surrounding area. Managing to stop the creation of the new pipeline is a way to tell a message to companies in the energy sector that they need to create a source of renewable energy. The Mohawks chief Serge Otis Simon believes the cancelation of the project is a step towards the right direction for not only First Nations but for humanity as well.
The cancelation of the project is a step towards fixing relationships between Canadians and First Nations as well as doing less damage to the environment. I believe however that there is much more we should be doing to improve the current state of the environment. This is a major improvement from the constrictions of the Kinder Morgan pipeline on the land of First Nations. However, compared to First Nations, a company would more likely listen to “True Canadians” who protest the construction of a pipeline than listen to First Nations. Did First Nation people deserve the same treatment as Canadian people? Yes. The question we should all be asking ourselves now is, is it too late to change our relations towards nature and First Nations?
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