New Westminster MLA Dawn Black fed Timbits to anti-pipeline protesters and joined them in song on Wednesday.
Protesters gathered outside MLAs' offices around B.C. Wednesday to voice opposition to the proposed Enbridge Inc. pipeline. About 60 people, including a two-year-old boy accompanying his grandparents, high school students and seniors, attended the protest outside Black's constituency office on Sixth Street.
"I am totally opposed to the Enbridge project," Black later told The Record. "It would mean building a pipeline from Alberta to Kitimat, which would go right through the province into areas of B.C. that are pristine."
Black said the pipeline would impact about 1,800 rivers, streams and waterways, and would see tankers transporting bitumen off the province's coast.
"It's just not worth the risk," she said.
Black's office provided Timbits, juice and coffee to the protesters.
"I was out there with them," Black said. "One of the organizers wrote a song. I went out and sang the song with them. I support what they are doing. I think it is good citizen action."
Wednesday's protests came on the heels of a protest in Victoria on Monday, when more than 4,000 people gathered on the lawns of the B.C. legislature.