Canada’s laws don’t apply to chiefs who oppose pipeline

Re: “Blame the chaos on Trudeau,” David Marsden, Opinion, Feb. 15.

I rarely waste my time responding to columns (i.e., the opinion of one individual who has wide access to the general public).

However, David Marsden’s opinion about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s actions (or inactions) related to the pipeline “chaos” have prompted me to point out one irrefutable fact.

The hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation are not subject to the “laws” of the people (Canadians) who have colonized the lands outside of their never-ceded territory.

If all Canadians would acknowledge and respect that fact, and act accordingly, the pipelines would be running at full production by now.

Christina Boyer,

Red Deer

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