Citizen Action Monitor

Two thumbs way up for 350.org’s Katie and Daniel, kicked out of the House of Commons

They interrupted the PM, calling on him to “show the science” on Kinder Morgan pipeline.

No 2171 Posted by fw, March 1, 2018

“Today [Feb. 28], my friend Daniel and I interrupted Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver your message during question period in the House of Commons by unfurling a banner calling on him to ‘show us the science’ on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline. I called out to the PM saying ‘You say that the Kinder Morgan pipeline is safe for the climate and BC coast, and respects Indigenous Rights. Where’s the proof? Show us the science.’ Both of us were promptly escorted out and put under arrest. We might have caused a mild disruption today for our country’s top decision makers but that’s nothing compared to the kind of upheaval that Kinder Morgan would cause for communities along the BC coast by bringing a 700% increase in tanker traffic.”Katie Perfitt & friend Daniel

Below is a repost of Katie’s short email recounting what happen when she and her friend Daniel Cayley-Daoust interrupted the PM during question period in the House of Commons.

The disruption was part of an ongoing campaign, with thousands having signed an online petition calling for Justin Trudeau to release the science and evidence behind his approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline by March 5th.

But first, I have moved to the beginning of this post Katie’s link to a 7-minute Facebook video of herself and Daniel’s account of what happened in the House. (Sorry, no You Tube version to embed directly in this post.)

Katie writes: “PS – We weren’t able to bring our phones into the public gallery but after we were processed by parliamentary security, we made this 7-minute video. Check it out on Facebook and share with your friends!”

Katie & Daniel

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I was kicked out of Parliament, email from Katie Perfitt, 350.org, February 28, 2018

Dear Frank,

Today, my friend Daniel and I interrupted Prime Minister Trudeau to deliver your message during question period in the House of Commons by unfurling a banner calling on him to “show us the science” on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

I called out to the PM saying “You say that the Kinder Morgan pipeline is safe for the climate and BC coast, and respects Indigenous Rights. Where’s the proof? Show us the science.”

Both of us were promptly escorted out and put under arrest. We might have caused a mild disruption today for our country’s top decision makers but that’s nothing compared to the kind of upheaval that Kinder Morgan would cause for communities along the BC coast by bringing a 700% increase in tanker traffic.

Imagine the scale of climate destruction if we expand the tar sands despite clear warnings from scientists that this will push the globe towards catastrophic warming. And for Indigenous peoples in BC and Alberta, this pipeline poses huge dangers to territories that their communities have depended on for generations. Yet instead of restricting Kinder Morgan’s access to BC, the Trudeau government seems determined to do the opposite by vowing to build the Trans Mountain pipeline.

The fact of the matter is that the massive Kinder Morgan pipeline is the real disruption. And if Prime Minister Trudeau thinks otherwise, he’d better be able to prove it — he has to show us the science. Can you help us out by telling your friends to amplify this call? Share our campaign on facebook or tweet about this call using #ShowUstheScience

Already, thousands of people — including you — have sent in messages to the Prime Minister asking him for evidence that the Kinder Morgan pipeline is spill proof, climate safe and Indigenous rights compatible. We still haven’t heard back. The PM certainly didn’t have any answers for us today.

Thanks for joining me. We’ve given Trudeau and his cabinet until March 5th to show us the science. After that, my friends and I have a plan to take matters into our own hands.

Onwards,

Katie

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