The Council of Canadians South Niagara chapter and allies protested outside a Liberal Party of Canada meeting last night.
The Liberal Party event took place at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls. Their promotion highlighted, "This will be the first gathering of Liberals in Ontario since our historic victory last October and is an event not to be missed." The regular registration fee was $350 with sliding scale rates down to $115 for "Youth and Indigenous".
The outreach for the rally noted, "Citizens are calling on Justin Trudeau to honour his environmental commitments laid out in his party’s election platform. With starting to end destructive projects that fuel Canada's contribution to climate change. Divesting from fossil fuels! And for him to establish a Lake Tonawanda wetlands national park, that would rescue the Thundering Waters Forest." The Thundering Waters Forest is threatened by a plan to build the $1 billion 'Paradise' development project, which includes a hotel, entertainment facilities, apartment housing, and a private school.