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Dozens of Order of Canada members from British Columbia are urging the federal authorities to cancel the Trans Mountain pipeline enlargement.

Bonnie Sherr Klein, Dorothy Grant, Gabor Mate and Raffi Cavoukian are amongst 42 members who signed a letter asking the federal authorities to make use of the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling as a possibility to rethink the mission.

In the letter, the signatories say they’re involved concerning the deep divisions which were created by how the “economy vs. climate” debate is framed.

READ MORE: Alberta NDP takes out pro-pipeline advertisements in newspapers throughout Canada

They say they need to see funding in clear power and a diversified financial system as quickly as doable, and retraining for many who would endure fast job loss.

In a latest resolution overturning approval for the pipeline enlargement, the court docket stated the federal authorities didn’t meaningfully seek the advice of First Nations and to contemplate the impacts of tanker visitors on marine life in its approval course of.

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Ottawa bought the pipeline for $4.5 billion and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his authorities is contemplating choices to get the mission restarted.

In place of the pipeline enlargement, the Order of Canada members say within the letter launched Thursday that the nation must develop a complete power transition plan that’s commensurate with the disaster of local weather change.

“As members of the Order of Canada, whose motto is ‘They Desire a Better Country,’ we believe it is our role as citizens to speak out about our government’s purchase and building of the Trans Mountain pipeline,” the letter says.

“We call on the government to create an energy transition plan that respects First Nations land, resources and economic development issues, honours Canada’s commitments to the Paris Accord and includes opportunities for dialogue among Canadians to reduce divisiveness and create a future that is sustainable for all.”

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