I feel my right to partake in Kelowna's Northern Gateway pipeline joint panel review was boycotted by the panel and Enbridge.
In no way has any organization, group or individual been found to be threatening, intimidating, violent or aggressive toward the review panel.
For Enbridge to come out to the media and state otherwise is clearly a boycotting of the public right to attend this review and partake in a civil, calm and collaborative process of review.
If there was a security threat, what was that threat? There has been no mention in the news about what that threat was specifically. I have only seen Canadian citizens exercising their legal rights. When were legal rights deemed a security threat?
I call upon all of you to stand up for the rights people in Kelowna, B.C. and Canada.
There is a clear discrimination form the review panel toward having the public attend its hearings, and it disgraces the very purpose of the review.
I am deeply offended and aghast at how Kelowna citizens have been made out to be an aggressive, uncivilized, threat.
The purpose of this event was to connect to the public, inform the public and to share views, stories and knowledge of the proposed pipeline. No one intended to violate the law or partake in activities that violate the trust of the panel or Kelowna residents. Those who had planned on attending because they care about what affects them were shut out because of a phantom threat.
I had hoped to attend the hearing to partake in something that affects my province, my economy, my environment, my future and my daughter's future, but had my rights ripped away by the very company that invited the public in the first place.
I request that the rights of the public be spoken for in a process that is supposed to include the public.