There are a lot of people who can say things a lot more eloquently than we can. So, here are some of the most recent quotable quotes.
Saik’uz First Nation Chief Jackie Thomas commenting on the obvious police presence at Wednesday’s rally opposing the proposed Enbridge pipeline project: “We can’t get the RCMP to come to our community when we need help, but when we walk down the streets in Prince George, they’re out filming us.”
Premier Gordon Campbell showing that amid the current turmoil he’s facing, he still has a sense of humour. When asked about former party provincial chair Scott Nelson’s request for his resignation said: He’s the only person who makes that request more often than my wife.”
Kamloops MLA Kevin Krueger on Scott Nelson’s call for Campbell’s resignation: “Scotty Nelson has always only been a minor player in the Liberal party.”
A First Nations man walking in the march against Enbridge after one of the rally leaders had finished leading the crowd in a “give us justice” chant: “Give me a B bingo.” Okay, perpetuating a negative stereotype, but humorous nonetheless.
One of the speakers at the Enbridge rally: “I haven’t met a First Nations person yet who can drink oil.”
Anti-HST petition organizer Chris Delaney on the shenanigans with the legislative committee now determining the next step for the petition: “The Liberal (members) got snookered by the NDP (members) and then the NDP got snookered by the Liberals.”
Forests Minister Pat Bell on the HST: “I firmly believe the HST is the right thing for the forest industry.”
Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Phillip Stewart on environmental action: “Thousands of years ago there was a prophecy. It said the day would come that all the races of mankind, the four colours would come together. They would come together when Mother Earth was in peril. I truly believe that time is upon us.”