Wet’suwet’en chiefs had the Supreme Court of Canada on their side: not so with convoy

Speaker: Ms. May
Time: 17/02/2022 12:57:56
Context: Questions and Comments

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP): Madam Speaker, I found the hon. member for Regina—Qu’Appelle’s speech disturbing at many levels. There were more dog whistles to a rabid base of truck supporters in one short speech than I have heard ever in this place.

I would like to correct the record and ask the hon. member to consider that when the Government of Canada sent a delegation, it was because the Wet’suwet’en heredity chiefs have the Supreme Court of Canada on their side that they have a continuity of leadership territorial responsibility that goes back to our Constitution. The Supreme Court of Canada, the Wet’suwet’en heredity chiefs required that both British Columbia and the Government of Canada in the honour of the Crown sent representatives to discuss the situation with them. They were not protesters. They were chiefs.