By Jillian Kestler-D’Amours and Megan O’Toole - 05. December 2019
Canada has been hailed by some as a leader in the fight to combat climate change. But it is also moving forward with a project to expand a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline to the country's west coast.
The Trans Mountain pipeline has become a flashpoint for politicians, environmentalists and Indigenous groups, many of whom say they weren't adequately consulted on the project and fear a spill could harm their traditional territories.
We travelled more than 2,000km to speak to Indigenous land defenders, community leaders, legal experts and proponents of the project along the pipeline route.