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The Trudeau government approved the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in November, 2016. Since then, the $7.4-billion project has pitted the NDP-led governments in Alberta and British Columbia against each other, triggering threats by Alberta to boycott B.C. wine and limit westbound oil shipments, and galvanized environmentalists worried about risks such as oils spills and global climate change. On Saturday, both supporters and opponents took to Metro Vancouver streets over the contentious project, which would triple the capacity of the pipeline from Cold Lake, Alta., to B.C.’s coast and result in a sevenfold increase in oil tanker traffic.

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Ta’ah Amy George, 76, a Tsleil-Waututh elder and grandmother. Ta’ah has been fighting Kinder Morgan for 8 years. She is the daughter of Chief Leonard George. “Put your gameboys down, it’s time to warrior up.”Farah Nosh

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Clarissa Antone, 54, member of the Squamish Nation. "I'm here to protect our only Mother Earth, we all need to drink clean water and breath clean air. We will not let the pipeline go through our unceded lands."Farah Nosh

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Nora Vaillant and author John Vaillant, Vancouver. "[The fact that] a company based in Texas should determine the policy and fate of this coast is morally and legally reprehensible."Farah Nosh

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Nada El Masry, 26, Burnaby. "The Indigenous struggle is close to home as it reminds me of the Palestinian struggle. No migrant justice without Indigenous justice."Farah Nosh

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Tom Gregg, 47, Vancouver. "We're building this Watch House. It's hopefully in the way and a way to try and stop Kinder Morgan."Farah Nosh

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Will George, 37, a member of the Tseil-Waututh from North Vancouver, with his family in Burnaby on Saturday. "It's ultimately my responsibility to protect their future. "Farah Nosh

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Pipeline supporter, Wayne Pineau, 54, from Mayne Island, B.C. joined pro-pipeline events in Vancouver. "I support the pipeline because I think it's a viable part of our economy and can be done safely. It is a lot safer than shipping oil by trains and a lot more efficient."Rafal Gerszak

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Pipeline supporter, Jason Dettieh, 42, from Fort Nelson, B.C. "I am just a worker, a labourer and having pipelines built puts me in a position to care for my family. In the long run this is for my children and everything I do, I do for them."Rafal Gerszak

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Pipeline supporter, Carolyne Mackellar, 30, from Edson, Alberta. "I am here to support Alberta's interests. BC and Alberta need to work as partners to ensure prosperity for the people of both provinces, as well as our country. When I arrived home to Edson, AB after university, I noticed something... the foothills were no longer lit up by flare-stacks in the night. Jobs were difficult to find, and steady work is hard to hold down for hardworking Albertans."Rafal Gerszak

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Pipeline supporter, Victoria Klippenstein, 22, from Vancouver. "I am here today to support the exports of our resources. I feel that it is important to bring attention to our heavily regulated, safe pipelines and to encourage Canada's economic growth."Rafal Gerszak

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Pipeline supporter, Ben Lawton, 25, from Deep Cove, B.C. "I support pipelines because they are the indisputable future of energy transmission and because Canada's energy sector is the best."Rafal Gerszak

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Pipeline supporter, Trevor Merrell, 19, from Richmond, B.C. "I support pipeline because Canada relies on our natural resources to provide our world class standard of living, education, and social services. Sustainable resource development is crucial to provide prosperity for future generations. As a student, our future prosperity is very important to me."Rafal Gerszak

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