"RCMP Spending to Protect CGL Pipeline Tops $21 Million"

"Spending dropped quite a bit in 2021, but the force still has a significant presence in Wet’suwet’en territory."

"The RCMP’s costs for policing a remote resource road on Wet’suwet’en territory have steadily dropped over the past three years, according to information obtained by The Tyee through freedom of information laws.

That may be about to change as officers respond to an alleged attack on a Coastal GasLink worksite last month that the company said caused millions of dollars in damage to equipment. The RCMP has said it is assigning 40 investigators to the case.

In an interview following the Feb. 17 incident, RCMP Chief Supt. Warren Brown told The Tyee that patrols had increased on the Morice West Forest Service Road as part of the police investigation."

Amanda Follett Hosgood reports for The Tyee March 2, 2022.


Source: The Tyee, 03/03/2022