Forestry, pipeline protests set to intersect in Victoria
Several thousand forestry workers and their families will descend upon B.C.’s legislature today for a rally. Over 50 logging trucks are expected to roll through Victoria’s streets, in support of B.C.’s floundering forestry industry.
The forestry rally is guaranteed to have some company, however.
Protestors opposing the Coastal GasLink project in northern B.C. will also be at the legislature, hoping to have their voices heard before the provincial budget is delivered in the house this afternoon. The $40-billion LNG Canada export project in Kitimat, which would help deliver liquefied-natural gas to foreign markets, has been the subject of plenty of controversy in recent months.