Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Curious Case of Michael Sona

These few lines at Radio Canada and Adam Donaldson's Guelph Politico Blog are the only mentions I have found anywhere that Michael Sona, convicted of aiding and abetting unknown perp(s) in an unsolved crime of unknown proportions, lost his sentence appeal on May 18 and headed back to jail to serve out his nine month sentence.

Sona, with nothing to deal and no electronic or material evidence of his guilt produced at his trial, was such a likely fall guy.  

A couple of weeks before the 2011 election, CPC HQ had sent him out to halt voting at a special election poll at Guelph U that CPC HQ disputed the legality of and his name hit the media bigtime.

Elections Canada's investigation into the robo/live calls misdirecting voters across two thirds of the ridings in the 2011 federal election appeared dead in the water in 2012, but public interest was rekindled when reporters Stephen Maher and Glen McGregor exposed "Pierre Poutine" as the perp and the robocall company RackNine as the source of the calls into Guelph. 

Con Party robocaller Matt Meier of RackNine - you might remember him from the dubious Con Party 2013 Saskatchewan election boundaries robocalls debacle - traced the missing Poutine evidence on the RackNine hard drives and fired it off to EC investigator Al Mathews, along with a heads up to CPC HQ. Months earlier he'd sent another heads up to Andrew Prescott, Sona's Guelph campaign co-worker.

Then out of the blue on Feb 23 2012, Brian Lilley announced on Sun News that 
1) the Cons had identified Sona as a suspect, 
2) Con Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton was on the case, and 
3) Jenni Byrne had given Sun News a statement denying CPC HQ involvement. 

A shocked Sona called everyone he knew at CPC HQ to find out what was going on. According to Sona, CPC lawyer Arthur Hamilton called him back and told him not to worry about anonymous sources. 

Hamilton subsequently delivered a sixpack of Con staffers to Al Mathews and sat in on their interviews on the CPC's behalf as they told their stories of Sona asking how to pull off an anonymous robocall and later bragging of having pulled off the Pierre Poutine robocall scheme, the latter details of which were by then widely available in the media.

Elections Canada dropped their investigation into other suspects and ridings and the RCMP granted immunity from prosecution to the Crown's star witness Andrew Prescott. Prescott's "evolving" testimony at trial - Sona's post-election toast to "Pierre", burner phone packaging in Sona's waste bin, and Sona's euphoric election morning office announcement "it's working, it's working" - the Crown stressed several times, "should be approached with caution". 

The three minute difference between the end of a 4:12am Election Day Pierre Poutine log out at RackNine as Client 93 and a 4:15am Andrew Prescott log in from the same IP address in the Guelph campaign office as Client 45 was never adequately explained at trial. 
However Prescott testified that sometime before 7pm that same day, an hour before polls were to close anyway, Guelph campaign chief Ken Morgan handed him the Pierre Poutine RackNine account log in info and instructed him to put a stop to the "Counter Fake EC" robocall. 

Mr. Morgan later decamped to Kuwait without ever being interviewed by Elections Canada and Mr Prescott destroyed the Guelph campaign computers.

Sona did not testify at his trial, as is his right, after repeatedly maintaining his innocence of the charges against him and therefore his lack of knowledge as to who else might have been involved. His lawyer Norm Boxall was confident they'd won their case according to Sona, given the lack of any material or electronic evidence connecting Sona with either RackNine or Pierre Poutine or a CIMS list of non-supporters. Sona did not have access to CIMS.

On August 14 2014 however, Justice Gary Hearn found that, while apparently not acting alone, Sona authored the initiating email to Racknine and purchased one or more of the various credit cards and the burner phone in order to direct Guelph voters to the wrong polling station on May 2 2011. He believed the testimony from the Conservative staffers and campaign co-workers, or rather, as he stated in his summation, he could not believe the Conservative staffers and co-workers made it all up.

In sentencing Sona in November 2014, Hearn found that despite defence lawyer Norm Boxall's characterization of Sona's actions as possibly a "prank gone terribly wrong", nine months in prison was :
"necessary in order that the public and particularly those involved in political campaigns at any level will appreciate that the courts regard this type of activity as criminal and to be treated seriously."
So off Sona went to jail and was back out on bail pending appeal of his sentence which he has just subsequently lost.

Guelph resident Susan Watson wrote the following day in the Guelph Mercury :
"Sona certainly didn’t access non-supporter lists in Winnipeg South Centre, Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar, Elmwood-Transcona, Nipissing-Temiskaming, Vancouver Island North and Yukon. In a court case involving these six ridings, Justice Richard Mosley found that “misleading calls about the locations of polling stations were made to electors in ridings across the country, including the subject ridings.”
If he knows who it is he is doing time for "aiding and abetting", Sona isn't saying. 

Stripped of their in house authority to prosecute election offences courtesy of Harper's 2006 Federal Accountability Act, and with the no longer independent Commissioner now housed under the Attorney General's roof courtesy of the Fair Elections Act, Elections Canada has quietly rolled over and gone back to sleep. 

The website for Peter Smoczynski's documentary film Election Day in Canada : The Rise of Voter Suppression has two new interesting pieces on Sona :

Sona on his realization he had been pegged as a suspect, and

Stephen Maher's reflections on Sona as a fall guy after his conviction, in the film's trailer

Also see Michael Harris : 'I'm Tired': Michael Sona on robocalls, his suicide attempt -- and the road back

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pay to Play in BC with Spectra

Six years ago the BC government decided not to bother doing its own environmental assessments any more because it was so much more efficient to hand that responsibility over to the industry-captured federal National Energy Board for rubber-stamping. That deal was called the Environmental Assessment Equivalency Agreement.

In January the BC Supreme Court ruled that the BC government did not have the authority to pass off its constitutional obligations onto the NEB and found this agreement "invalid" as it served as an end run around the province having to consult BC First Nations over major pipeline projects on their territories. Score one for Gitga'at First Nation.

Now this equivalency agreement can be cancelled by either the NEB or the BC Environmental Assessment Office at any time with 30 days notice but Christy Clark opted instead for another end run - passing an Order In Council last Thursday exempting five Peace region natural-gas projects from the provincial environmental assessments the Supreme Court says it must now carry out: 
The Spectra South Peace pipeline, Spectra's Dawson gas plant, Spectra's Fort Nelson North plant, Nova Gas Transmission's Groundbirch pipeline, and Nova Gas Transmission's Horn River mainline extension.
As noted by Charlie Smith in the Georgia Straight : Christy Clark cabinet issues order-in-council to get around court ruling on environmental assessments
"Premier Christy Clark's former deputy chief of staff, Kim Haakstad, is Spectra Energy's manager of technical workforce strategy."
Ms Haakstad was forced to resign her position as Christy's chief of staff in March 2013 over the "Quick Win" ethnic vote election scandal but was back in May stumping for Christy in her bid to win a seat in her home riding of Vancouver-Point Grey - which she lost, making her a Premier without a riding until a safer seat could be found for her. 
Haakstad made the jump to Spectra three months later in August 2013. 

Over at RossK's killer reporting and banjo emporium, some of his commenters wondered if Spectra contributed to the $50,000 top up salary Christy receives from the BC Libs each year.   
Dunno, guys, but Texas-based Spectra has been pretty good to the BC Libs

From the BC gov press release
"EAO has begun a process for the projects which are also impacted by the court decision but have not been approved or constructed. These projects include: 
Approved Projects – not yet constructed
North Montney Mainline Pipeline Project; andEnbridge Northern Gateway Project. 
Projects currently under review

Trans Mountain Expansion Project; andTowerbirch Expansion Project.
Following a process set out by EAO including consultation with Aboriginal groups, ministers will make environmental assessment decisions on these projects according to the act."
Extra homework : Why Do So Many BC Liberal Operatives End Up in Trouble?
Criminal charges, convictions, and more plague the party.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

National Energy Board Ok's Trans Mountain Pipeline

You're shocked, I'm sure.

National Energy Board presser in Calgary today, Robert Steedman :  
"The NEB recommends that the Government of Canada find the Trans Mountain expansion project to be in Canada's public interest. ... The project would not likely cause significant environmental effects."
The Texas-based Kinder Morgan twinned pipeline will run from Alberta to Burnaby and Burrard Inlet BC, increasing tanker traffic by 600%. 

Here is the Kinder Morgan pipeline in the community of Burnaby in 2007, sending geysers of crude 12 meters into the air for half an hour before spilling into Burrard Inlet:

In January the National Energy Board sided with Kinder Morgan in refusing the Province of BC's request for more details on how KM would handle an oil spill, citing "commercial, security, and privacy reasons".  

Former BC Hydro CEO Marc Eliesen referred to the NEB as "industry-captured" and their Trans Mountain hearings as "a fraudulent process" and "a public farce" in his letter of resignation from the hearings. 

Not to worry, said the Federal Liberals on the campaign trail in BC in the October federal election : 
“We are going to redo the National Energy Board process. We’re going to broaden the scope. We’re going to make sure it’s objective, fair and based on science.”
So what did we get? A three-person mini-NEB announced just two days before NEB gave the Trans Mountain its blessing - to listen to us alongside the same old NEB :
“The panel is not going to come back with a formal recommendation about whether the process should go ahead. It’s going to come back and tell the minister that this is what we heard from communities..."
Dear mini-NEB, let me save you the trouble. Here's three just from today :

First Nations vow to kill Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion with lawsuits

Meanwhile, back at mini-NEB base camp :
NattyPost, April 11, 2016 : Trudeau convinced that pipeline strategy must be top priority
"Justin Trudeau has told his senior lieutenants to draw up plans to make the Energy East pipeline and the Trans Mountain expansion in British Columbia a reality.
The prime minister has been convinced by his finance minister, Bill Morneau, and other influential voices around the cabinet table that the pipelines have to be built to achieve the ambitious economic growth targets his government has set."

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Marc Mayrand on Election Reform and Referendum

Elections Canada CEO Marc Mayrand at PROC (Procedures Committee), excerpted :

"With a majority government in place, as well as a fixed election date of October 21, 2019, there is an opportunity now to bring the electoral process, currently anchored in the 19th century, in line with contemporary Canadian expectations."

On holding a referendum on choosing a new voting system as advocated by the Cons :
"The Referendum Act is outdated. It has not been changed since 1992, which was the last time we had a national referendum. In that regard, it is very much out of sync with the Elections Act, particularly around political financing. For example, unions and corporations could contribute to referendum committees. I think that may come as a shock. There is no limit on contributions by any entities. Again, that may come as a shock, but the legislation still stands."
"Six months minimum to set up a national referendum." 

On amending the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act for STV or MMP or ...
"The bare minimum for a standard redistribution is 10 months.There are another seven months after that for implementing. You need to redesign all the maps across each riding and reorganize the poll divisions to reflect the new riding boundaries."

On time needed to revamp the whole system in time for the 2019 election :
"Legislation enacting the reform should be there at least 24 months before the election.Once you have the redistribution, you would need six to seven months to implement the new maps, the new districts, and then we would need to get ready for the election. We would need to prepare all the training. We would also need to build the systems that would support this new regime. We can assume that there would be a need for major public education." Also for parties, candidates, election officials.

On new Election Day technology :
"You have the electronic lists available at the polls. That means that someone who is showing up at the poll shows a voter ID card. The card is scanned, their name is struck out of the list immediately, and automatically it's valid across the country, so that person cannot show up somewhere else later during the day. As a result of that, they get their ballot. We could consider entering them into a tabulator, so, again, the results would be instant on election night."

On advance polls :
"This time around, 25% of all Canadian voters showed up at advance polls. Similarly, we had a 117% increase in voting by mail—in this day and age, yes.We estimate that serving an electorate at an advance poll takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes. If you have 10 people ahead of you, and you're the eleventh, imagine the time it takes. If you see three or four tables that are free, why can't you go to them? If I show up at any store I'll go to the checkout that is available. Why can I not do that?"
"The other thing that we need to look at is automating procedures. If you have voted at an advance poll, you know that electors, when they show up, have to prove their ID, etc. Then their name has to be searched in a big paper document, and they have to enter the name and address and they have to sign. There's no reason in this day and age that it still needs to happen this way. We would be looking at automation. There are good reasons that controls are in place: to ensure that the vote is reliable. However, I think there are big opportunities for automation and better service at the polls."

Mr Mayrand also referred to four other Elections Canada issues that in my opinion should be addressed before the next election.

On removal of voter identification card as a valid piece of identification in the 2015 Federal Election: 
"Voter ID was a barrier for 172,000 people who claimed that not being able to prove their ID or address was an issue for them, and therefore they did not vote according to the Statscan Labour Force Survey"."There is no national ID card of any sort that meets the requirements of the Elections Act."

On voter education outreach :
"Our mandate now is restricted to non-voters, those who are under the voting age." 
"Elections Canada is, in fact, the only body in the world that I know of that cannot promote democracy within the country."

On expenses reimbursement to political parties after an election :
Approximately $60M goes back to our respective political parties—no receipts required. 

On the power to compel witnesses :
"The commissioner cannot compel witnesses.""The commissioner's office was moved from Elections Canada to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. It is reporting through the DPP and through the Attorney General. It's not an office of Parliament, so it doesn't report directly to Parliament."

Note : I took Mayrand's remarks on electoral reform and a potential referendum out of the order in which they were made and bumped them up to the top of the post. These quotes are responses made to questions from the MPs at PROC.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Liberal Majority Electoral Reform Committee

Electoral Reform Committee announced todayLiberal Chair. Six Liberals, three Cons, 1 NDP.  Elizabeth May and one Bloc sit in but no voting rights. 

That's likely 9 to 1 against adopting any form of proportional representation.

For a preview of how 9 to 1 committee dynamics work, take a look at last week's Finance Committee vote, same numerical party makeup as above, as they debated a motion to "compel" KPMG to account for hiding Canadian tax dollars offshore.
How'd that work out for us?

Last word goes to PM Justin Trudeau : "A good political party that has the right kind of platform or program for Canadians should be able to make any system work."

Presumably especially one that guarantees Liberal majorities forever.

Thursday update :
G&M : Only proportionality will fix our democratic malaise
Chantal H├ębert, Star : Electoral reform deck appears stacked by the Liberals to fail
Coyne, NaPo : On electoral reform: Are the Liberals conning us, again?
Fingas, Leader-Post : Trudeau's urge to control — just like the Tories
CBC May 13 At Issue Panel : Electoral Reform

Friday, May 06, 2016

The Finance Committee, KPMG, and Section 241

In the 2013 documentary film The Tax Free Tour - excellent doc, highly recommend it - former KPMG accountant Richard Murphy explains that federal governments hire the Big Four - Price Waterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, & KPMG - to write their tax laws and those tax laws benefit the Big Four and their clients. According to Murphy, he is still bound not to talk about KPMG client affairs in offshore tax free havens from 30 years ago under pain of fine for breach of ethics and being sued by the clients.

Yesterday Canada Revenue Agency's Diane Lorenzato told the Finance Committee right off the bat that Canada Income Tax Act Section 241 permanently prevents any CRA employee from divulging any info on any taxpayer's affairs under pain of fine or imprisonment even after they leave CRA. 

The CRA team plus Justice Dept. lawyer appeared before the Finance Committee to not answer any questions about the CRA amnesty deal with 27 KPMG clients who moved their money to the Isle of Man to avoid paying Canadian taxes. The leak to CBC revealed "Canada Revenue officials demanded, and offered, secrecy in a no-penalty, no-prosecution deal to KPMG clients."

May 5 Committee highlights :

Lib Robert-Falcon Ouellette is a bright spark; asks the CRA panel questions about media reports on :
4) by what criteria CRA chooses compliance agreements over litigation.

Con MP Phil McColeman : KPMG issue no biggie - a media thing; I've only been asked about this deal twice. Angles to give impression better CRA powers came from Cons.

NDP Pierre-Luc Dusseault asks CRA for official copy of CRA KPMG amnesty deal leaked to CBC. 
CRA CEO Andrew Treusch : Nope, prevented by law from doing so.
Dusseault : If KPMG scheme is not legal, why offer them an amnesty letter?
CRA Ted Gallivan : No assurance we would win in court. Careful reading of letter shows it's not amnesty from criminal prosecution.
Dusseault : Can you confirm that is your signature, Stephanie Henderson, on the leaked CBC website letter?
CRA Henderson : "Although signature appears to be my signature, I can't confirm the source of the information on the website so therefore I cannot confirm the origin of the document and whether it would be mine or not."
Dusseault : But can you confirm you signed that letter?
Henderson : No I cannot because I do not know the source of the document.
Lynn Lovett, Dept of Justice Section 241 of Income Tax Act precludes Henderson from answering question about details of letter to which you refer.

Lib Jennifer O'Connell : What are criteria re litigation vs settlements. Compare someone who pays KPMG $100,000 for this offshore service with a single mother in my riding who has low income government support money garnisheed over a $1200 CRA debt? What about average Canadian who cannot afford to pay $100,000 to KPMG? How is this fair and equal treatment of taxpayers? Plus it takes 9 to 12 months to receive a response on an appeal and can only communicate with CRA via fax.
CRA CEO Treusch : We're all about fairness. If your constituent has complaints, send them to ombudsman. All MPs have access to our Complaint Resolution Program to address constituents' complaints. If taxpayer has a debt beyond possibility of paying, please come talk to us. 600,000 get free help from us with preparing taxes.

Lib Francesco Sorbara : In my riding, liens were put on peoples' homes for insignificant amounts owed and CPP and OAP were garnisheed. 

Con Ron Liepert : Maybe we can get back to the reason why CRA is here. I have not received one call from a constituent on KPMG issue, perhaps because we have far fewer listeners of CBC [in Calgary.] The previous gov gave CRA $15M for a return of $1 1/2Billion ...
CRA CEO Treusch : We have special program within agency for companies with over $250M in revenue to target audits. Math algorithms with 200 variables.
Liepert : Awful big increase to CRA considering we're running 30B deficit..
Treusch : $440M over 5 years in 2016 budget to combat tax evasion and bring $2.6B return on investment in revenue to government. 

Lib Steven MacKinnon : My mother worked for CRA all her life. Ms O'Connell reflects views of ordinary taxpayers. Why does CRA not publish tax gap figures?
Treusch : Will in future. 
MacKinnon : KPMG told us they do not deal in construction of tax havens. In hobnobs with their accountants as mentioned in media, do you discuss these issues?
Treusch : CRA officials in meetings whether business or social bound by Section 241. We discuss tax admin but don't deal with specific taxpayer info.

Con Lisa Raitt :  How many prosecutions in a year? 
Treusch : 5,000 in litigation; 2,200 go to court; 3,000 result in settlement. Aggressive tax avoidance vs tax evasion - tax evasion being criminal matter. 
Raitt : How many cases sent to Public Prosecution Service for tax evasion?
Gallivan : 200 a year solely for tax evasion. 30 convictions in 2012/3. Jail terms up 95%. 3 to 5 years to get case before a judge.
Raitt : Does CRA monitor post-employment practises re permanent oath of silence as public servant?

Ok, fact check required here - how about 3 months? 
Senior federal tax enforcer joined KPMG as its offshore 'sham' was under CRA probe
"Jeff Sadrian, who until last July was an executive in the CRA's compliance division, began working as a senior adviser for KPMG in "tax litigation and dispute resolution" in October... As a new member of KPMG's tax litigation and dispute resolution team, Sadrian would be dealing with his former federal colleagues — but now from the opposite side..."
Lib Raj Grewal : It isn't just that the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, or CPA Canada, invited both CRA enforcement officials and KPMG execs to a couple of Rideau Club private recepions in 2014/15 while KPMG was under CRA investigation, it's that CPA also applied for intervenor status between CRA and KPMG, and lobbied CRA against pursuit of info about KPMG's wealthy offshore clients.
Treusch : If we had to avoid meeting taxpayers, we could never leave the building.
Section 241 .... Section 241 ... Section 241

The magical Tax Act Section 241 appears to even preclude the CRA from answering questions about whether they violated Section 241.

Andrew Treusch, CRA CEO under two governments, is passionate in his defence of CRA practices. This would be so much more convincing if they had not gone after birdwatchers concerned about bees and pipelines under the 10% rule, while apparently ignoring rw charities pushing the political agenda of the Cons. 

OK so CRA can't answer questions on KPMG because Section 241. What about getting those answers from KPMG?

Finance Committee discussion on NDP motion to "compel" KPMG to cough up: 
"That the committee compel KPMG to provide documents indicating the names of clients who used the Isle of Man tax sheltering scheme and the names of KPMG employees responsible for the development and marketing of the tax scheme."
Here's how that went :

Lib Francesco Sorbara proposed to amend motion from "compel" to "request" and take out "names of clients" and add "where legally allowable"

NDP Guy Caron : Without "compel" KPMG may well refuse to supply any documentation. 

Lib Raj Grewal : Does this committee have authority to compel names and docs?

Lib Chair Wayne Easter : "It's close to the line."

Lib Steven MacKinnon : I oppose the motion. There's a case before the courts already funded by taxpayers and Her Majesty The Queen to get access to same info. This motion would duplicate court case and uselessly waste taxpayers' money

NDP Guy Caron : It's not a case before the courts; it's an application by the Minister for the names of those responsible and those who benefitted. We in committee can't ask the same question? Six individuals are before courts now and CRA amnesty has removed them from culpability. It is not a duplication to ask for names of who set up scheme for them. Do we want to dilute motion so KPMG has no obligation? If KPMG refuses to comply they will have to defend that decision in the court of public opinion. Do you want to use the power of the committee and the House to not let this just slip away?

Lib Robert-Falcon Ouellette : My concern is privacy - not fair to participants in scheme to reveal their names. The point of committee is to gain further info on how tax havens work. Remove the phrase "compel KPMG" and replace it with "request KPMG" and remove names of clients.

NDP Caron : I assent to striking names but "compel" is what's important here.

Con Rich Coleman : I don't like the word 'compel" Names of individuals should be protected - they may not be guilty. This is politicizing the issue. 

Result - Watered-down motion replacing "compel" with "request" and foregoing the names of KPMG clients was passed by an unrecorded vote of 7 to 2. 
"That the Committee request KPMG to provide documents on the Isle of Man tax sheltering scheme and the names of KPMG employees responsible for the development and marketing of the tax scheme before Wednesday, May 18, 2016."

And so it goes ... As under the Con regime, the Libs ask good questions in committee and then vote down or water down any motion to actually do anything.  

May 10 Update : After a partner at KPMG and Canada Revenue officials explained to the committee over two days that both KPMG and CRA are protected under the Tax Act from coughing up documentation on schemes for hiding money offshore in the Isle of Man tax haven, a motion was eventually passed "requesting" the CRA to deliver what documentation they were allowed to disclose under the Tax Act as they discovered it. 

And that, my friends, is the last we will ever hear about it.

March 3 2017 Update : Happily I was wrong about that!

Here's a doc premiering on The Fifth Estate tonight :
KPMG and Tax Havens for the Rich : The Untouchables

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Now is never the time ....

PM Kim Campbell : An election is not the time to discuss serious social policy issues.

PM Stephen Harper after Boston Marathon bombing : Now is not the time to figure out 'root causes' of terrorism.

PM Justin Trudeau : Now is not the time to link Ft Mac wildfires to the global climate crisis.

So when is the right time? 
Other than, you know, when it's on everyone's mind because a disaster is affecting people where they live and it's your job to tell us what you're doing to alleviate the broader context in which it will only get worse.

Sunday, May 01, 2016


Leap Manifesto a little vague for you? Here ya go...
"We have to roll back corporate capture of our governments if we want to try and fix problems that conflict directly with their industry bottom line."
"There's nothing radical about anything we're talking about. If you are willing to get up in the morning and make your fortune by altering the chemical composition of the atmosphere ... then you're a radical and our job is to try and check that radicalism ."
"Disobedience is a new film about a new phase of the climate movement: courageous action that is being taken on the front lines of the climate crisis on every continent, led by regular people fed up with the power and pollution of the fossil fuel industry.

Disobedience tells the story of 4 communities - in Canada, Philippines, Turkey, and Germany - preparing to participate in Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions in May 2016.

Screenings are being planned across the globe starting on April 30 to support ongoing organizing to defeat the fossil fuel industry."

So far in Canada one screening at York U has been planned and the first organized action is in BC :
"If Big Oil gets its way, the Kinder Morgan pipeline could be approved by the end of 2016 – but we can stop that. 
On May 14th, we’re going to encircle the Kinder Morgan facility on the ground and on the water...
On the ground, hundreds of us will march down to the facility together and stage a sit-in outside the gates.
On the water, we’ll create a mass flotilla of kayaks and canoes.We’ll cross the Burrard Inlet to swarm the tanker terminal for the Kinder Morgan facility, which could see over 400 tankers a year putting the coast at risk if the project is approved.."

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