The Premier and PM Made an Announcement
Being only a blogger I was not allowed to get inside to hear it. I will have to pick it up later on once the mainstream media have done their thing.
Outside a small group of protesters were being very careful not to block traffic – not that there was very much to get blocked. Surrey Fraser Docks are obviously feeling the pinch of tough economic times as well. River Road showed no signs of the congestion that is supposed to justify building a major road through sensitive ecological areas, sacred First Nation sites and a number of communities.
Of course the stage management of these announcements has to be very careful. Quite why it needs to be held inside the secure area of the port with no-one but accredited press allowed in I will leave to the participants to explain. I doubt if any of those huddled in the drizzle outside would have thrown their shoes at anyone. Many were people directly impacted – all they had to do was cross the road to join the protest. But of course on a Monday afternoon most people will have been at work or school.
Once I find some coverage to link to, I will update but for now here is the official communique
I am currently watching “Vancouver at 6” on CBC – and yes they had footage of Campbell and Harper from this afternoon’s farago. No they did not cover the announcement. The story was the Flase Creek athletes’ village. No mention of Gateway or SFPR.