The Council of Canadians Montreal chapter participated in a major protest in Montreal against pipelines this weekend.
CBC reports, "Protesters marched through the streets of Montreal Saturday afternoon to denounce the Energy East and Enbridge Line 9 pipelines. Organized by the Coalition Étudiants et étudiantes contre les oléoducs, the demonstration called for an end to the transportation of fossil fuel in Quebec. ...Organizer Anthony Garoufalis-Auger said that Canadians are looking for a change in government come the Oct. 19 federal election." The Montreal Gazette adds, "The coalition is made up of 15 Quebec student groups. The group says that pursuing fossil fuel projects destroy fragile ecosystems and can contaminate drinking water with just one leak from the pipeline."