A bitterly cold -16 Celsius temperature didn’t deter over 100 people from turning out to voice their concerns about the Conservatives’ omnibus bill C-45 passed in haste last week. The people also were there to support the First Nations leaders who attempted to confront the MPs in the House, and now must be consulted by the Senate and the Governor General. C-45 removed long-standing federal environmental protection from most of Canada’s lakes and rivers, and the threat to water is not taken lightly by First Nations, organizers of the event explained.
Victor Lau, Leader of the Green Party of Saskatchewan
The national media has started to admit that the Conservatives are engaging in “deliberate misrepresentation” in how they spend our tax money and talk about bills.
A First Nations leader says it’s time for warriors to defend their families, and provide for them. “These bills are taking that away from you!” When water rights are taken away, there can be no more ceremonies, and no more water to quench thirst.