Coastal GasLink remains optimistic that an agreement can be reached with the Unist’ot’en Camp.
That’s despite yesterday’s emphatic statement by camp spokesperson Freda Huson that they will not negotiate with Coastal GasLink over any industrial development on their traditional territory.
Greg Cano is the Director for Project Planning and Construction with Coastal GasLink.
He says he remains hopeful that they can ultimately reach an agreement with the Unist’ot’en.
He adds that there’s an open invitation for the Unist’ot’en to join their crews to see what they’re doing out in the field and provide input.
Cano goes on to say that every encounter with the Unist’ot’en have been and cordial and professional, adding that he believes they both have much in common in wanting to protect the environment.
Despite the cordial interactions, Cano says a complaint was filed with the RCMP.
It was this complaint in part, that prompted yesterday’s statement over concerns that there may be an impending RCMP operation at the camp.
The RCMP have yet to respond to requests for a statement.