Wet’suwet’en land defender Sleydo’ challenges RBC financing of CGL pipeline in Tiohtià:ke (Montreal)

Published by Brent Patterson on

Wet’suwet’en land defender called on the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) to divest from the Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline now being constructed on Wet’suwet’en territory (yintah) in northern British Columbia without free, prior and informed consent.

Stand.earth has documented: “RBC is among top commercial banks providing the CGL project with working capital, including CAD $275 million in project finance, a co-financed $6.5 billion loan, a $40 million corporate loan, and $200 million in co-financed working capital – while acting as financial advisor for the pipeline.”

PBI-Canada had hoped to travel from Ottawa to Montreal for this mobilization, but heavy snows prevented us from getting there.

We have, however, been following posts about it on social media:

Video: “We had the honour to sit with people from Colombia. We all share the same struggles. We are standing here in front of RBC because RBC has invested $275 million in the destruction of our yintah.”


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