BC: Premier Clark slams parents of child protesters for allowing kids to break law (with video)

Several hundred people gathered on Burnaby Mountain the day an injunction against an anti-pipeline protest camp was due, Nov 17, 2014. Source.

“They’re 11 years old, for heaven’s sakes,” Clark railed in an interview. ‘Teaching your kids that it’s OK for them to break the law when they’re 11 years old isn’t OK. I think we all as parents would ask ourselves, ‘What kind of message are we sending to our kids?’”

Premier Christy Clark is ripping two Burnaby families after their 11-year-old daughters crossed police lines at the Burnaby Mountain pipeline protest.

Kate Fink-Jensen and her friend, Naomi Cech, both in Grade 6, crossed the line Nov. 23. Kate’s mom, Kim, also crossed the police barricade. They were all quickly released and not charged.

Now the premier is taking the girls’ parents to task…

…But the parents of Kate and Naomi fired back at the premier.

“She doesn’t know my family or my daughter,” said Peter Cech, who was arrested himself at the protest the day before Naomi crossed the line. “Our daughter stands up for her beliefs. It feels very unfair to hear criticism like this from someone who knows nothing about us”…

And of course an 11-year-old is in a good position to make an intelligent decision on this on her own.

Video at link. h/t Marvin

  • Alain

    BC Premier Clark is right. In a normal world these parents would be found guilty of child abuse.

  • ntt1

    Suzuki flew in from Malaysia just to attend that protest where he waffled about pipelines on unceded native land, Suzuki owns three or four sea front(no concerns about rising sea levels eh?)acreages all, also, on unceded land. is he going to sign his properties over to who he thinks are the rightful owners ? or is this just more …gasp.. bilious hypocrisy from Back-To-The-Cave-Dave?

    • winniec

      Ha, ha! Yes! Hypocrites. The hugest gas guzzlers in the country. Wonder if they’d complain about gas at $4/litre? The natives can drop their pickups too and build a dug out canoe, if they can find a tree left in BC.

  • mobuyus

    Excellent parenting right out of the palistinian playbook. Indoctrinating them for the cause, and if the child is hurt some-how, accuse opposition of war crime or just criminality,then declare a great victory.These clowns are so predictable.

  • Pete_Brewster

    The mother, like all leftists, is a shameless liar. A coward too. She dragged her kid along as a human shield knowing the police wouldn’t use a truncheon or a taser on a mother in front of her child.

    May her precious child grow up to be the next Rachel Corrie.

  • ontario john

    Whiny indian groups, environmental socialists, and saudi oil interests don’t want Canada to reap the benefits of oil production. They won a victory in New Brunswick where fracking could have helped the employment and financial situation there. Maybe wynne could give them advice on planting wind turbines all over the province.

    • JoKeR

      The Russians are also funding a lot of anti-western oil projects protesters.

      • mobuyus

        They also funded the” peace movement” in the 60s&70s.Usefull idiots seem to be timeless and enless.

  • winniec

    Exactly. The kid wasn’t at all influenced by the parents. And the kids weren’t brought as human shields either. And all these nice families didn’t use petroleum to get to the protest.

  • They have learned well from Hamas.