"It's important because up until this point the only people whose voices were really being heard were the anti-industry, anti-prosperity, environmentalist people," said the organizer of the Rally 4 Resources in Kamloops, James Robson.

Chief Judy Wilson of the Neskonlith Indian Band, and Rueben George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Sacred Trust will make a presentation on the Indigenous opposition to the Trans Mountain project.

A Fraser Institute Report shows Canada’s energy sector will lose about $15.8-billion this year — that’s approximately 0.7 per cent of the national GDP.

Kinder Morgan Canada’s plan to nearly triple the capacity of a pipeline that runs from Alberta’s landlocked oil patch to the British Columbia coast was approved by the federal government in 2016, but B.C.’s New Democrat government and some First Nations have vowed to stop it over environmental concerns.

As the Trans Mountain pipeline saga crawls along, many continue to debate just how safe pipelines are for transporting oil and gas.

The message the Suncor CEO left with Trudeau was that pipeline access must be assured if the industry is to attract the capital it needs to grow, Steve Williams said on a conference call on Wednesday.

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