Stephen Collis. Photo from CBC News video.
Stephen Collis is an English literature professor at Simon Fraser University. He's also a Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond chapter activist.
He's part of a broader effort to stop Kinder Morgan from cutting trees in a Burnaby conservation area to do survey work for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The Texas-based company wants to twin an existing pipeline to boost its capacity to 890,000 barrels per day. Initially the City of Burnaby had ticketed the survey workers for cutting down trees in this public park, but a National Energy Board prohibited the city from continuing with that action. While the city fights that in the courts, area residents have stepped in to protect their public space.