Kinder Morgan back in BC court, seeking expanded injunction

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kinder Morgan looking for more time on site

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Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs lends support to Kinder Morgan protest.  Facebook photo.

A lawyer for the oil pipeline company conducting technical work near Vancouver is raising doubts about arrests at a protest site, at the same time a prominent B.C. First Nations leader was preparing to cross the police line.

The RCMP have arrested more than 100 protesters on Burnaby Mountain, where they are enforcing a court order related to Kinder Morgan’s proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline.

The company has returned to B.C. Supreme Court seeking an expanded injunction, explaining that its initial application included incorrect GPS co-ordinates, while also asking for more time.

Company lawyer William Kaplan says the error occurred because its workers couldn’t access the site where protesters had been camping out since September.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was meantime marching towards police at the Metro Vancouver conservation site to the tune of an aboriginal drum, declaring a show of solidarity.

In court Kaplan acknowledged the company’s errors are “clearly an issue” in relation to the arrests for civil contempt, while the B.C. Civil Liberties Association is arguing the errors may mean the arrests were illegal.

The Canadian Press

 

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