Stop remote-camp megaprojects in B​.​C. during COVID-19 pandemic

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Remote-camp megaprojects in B.C. are flouting medical recommendations to "flatten the curve" and unethically endangering workers, and remote communities, including high risk First Nations communities with scant medical resources to assure their own profit margins.

Northern Health warned in 2014 in response to Coastal GasLink’s project application that the region’s “shadow population” of transient workers could easily overwhelm the local health care system - and that was prior to the very real threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Coastal Gaslink is taking advantage of the world's distraction  to recklessly pursue their corporate agenda on an internationally controversial pipeline. This gross negligence endangers workers and the Wet'suwet'en people. We call on Premier Horgan and Dr. Bonnie Henry to issue a stop work order to all remote-camp megaprojects in B.C. now, and to keep them closed until the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions can safely be lifted. Send the workers home to adhere to responsible social distancing protocols, and offer them adequate financial support to do so. Prepare to mobilize adequate medical aid to remote communities, particularly First Nations communities suffering from unjust, inequitable health care access.

Stop the unacceptable hypocrisy of ignoring sound medical advice at the behest of corporate interest. Stop negligently putting remote communities, workers, and  vulnerable First Nations communities (who are considered a high risk population) at unnecessary risk NOW.  Exportation to Asian markets for profit is not an essential service for the health of this province or country during a pandemic.