The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is overseeing the environmental review process of the Gateway pipeline.
Among other things it is giving away taxpayer’s money to those opposing the pipeline project.
Aboriginal groups received $2.4 million.
Reports suggest they wanted $17 million.
Other groups were given $435,000, among them the Living Oceans Society, Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the Fisherman Union and Forest Ethics.
Many of these groups are also receiving funding from American foundations opposed to the pipeline.
So much for alleged attempts to “silence” the opposition.
It also goes some considerable way to explain the blatantly one-sided coverage of the whole affair.