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20th Jul 2016 | by: FNTC

Mike Lebourdais, former chief of Whispering Pines – Clinton Indian Band spoke yesterday in support of the proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion at a two-day panel discussion designed to gather information from communities and residents who will be directly affected by the proposed path of the pipeline. Lebourdais said it was important that First Nations would be able to enjoy the tax benefits from having the pipeline run through their land.

“I want the money from our resources, I want to be able to tax the pipelines, I want to tax the mines, I want to tax the forest companies,” Lebourdais said. “That’s what I want, and that’s what we’re trying to develop at the First Nations Tax Commission, that’s what we’re trying to develop … so that we can pay for our health, so that we can pay for our education, so that we can pay for our elders, so that we can pay to protect our environment, so we can build better pipes, we can build better bridges, we can build better railways.”

For more: http://cfjctoday.com/article/535871/passionate-pipeline-disussion-begins-tru

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