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Northern Gateway opponents prepare for provincial referendum

Protesters march against Enbridge hearing in Vancouver, Jan 14, 2013.

Protesters march against Enbridge hearing in Vancouver, Jan 14, 2013.

Pipeline opponents developing strategies to delay, halt project

The Canadian Press,  June 15, 2014

Resigned, perhaps, that federal government approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline is inevitable, opponents of the project are formulating a plan to make sure British Columbia’s politicians remain opposed to the project.

For months now, members of the Dogwood Initiative have been preparing for a provincial referendum akin to the vote that forced the Liberal government to repeal the harmonized sales tax in British Columbia.

Should Ottawa give the pipeline the go-ahead by this Tuesday’s deadline and the province issues the necessary permits and authorizations, spokesman Kai Nagata said his group will be ready. Read the rest of this entry