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October 23, 2014
Finn, Spratt and Darwish at last night's public forum in Ladner. Photo by Brigette DePape.
Finn, Spratt and Darwish at last night's public forum in Ladner. Photo by Brigette DePape.

Vancouver-based Council of Canadians regional organizer Leila Darwish spoke against LNG export terminals in Ladner, British Columbia last night at a public forum organized by the Delta/Richmond chapter. The evening also featured speakers Eoin Finn from Save Howe Sound and Susan Spratt and was co-facilitated by Council of Canadians organizer Brigette DePape and Stephen Collis.

October 23, 2014
Yesterday's protest outside the Energy East 'open house'. Photo by Tracey Mitchell.
Yesterday's protest outside the Energy East 'open house'. Photo by Tracey Mitchell.

Council of Canadians activists were at a TransCanada 'open house' in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan last night to provide information critical of the proposed Energy East pipeline. Saskatoon-based Council of Canadians Board member Tracey Mitchell and Edmonton-based regional organizer Chris Gallaway were among those present.

Gallaway tweeted, "Sign at TransCanada Energy East open house says welcome. But folks with opposing views asked to leave the property." And Mitchell tweeted, "TransCanada is taking our pic & vid without asking so we took theirs. What are they afraid of?"

October 23, 2014
Barlow speaking in North Battleford last night. Photo by Tria Donaldson.
Barlow speaking in North Battleford last night. Photo by Tria Donaldson.

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow spoke against a proposed public-private partnership (P3) hospital in Saskatchewan last night.

The Brad Wall provincial government wants to build the P3 hospital in North Battleford, a city located about 130 kilometres north-west of Saskatoon. The hospital would have 188 beds for mental health patients as well as an adjoining 96 cell correctional facility. The government is seeking proposals from three groupings of for-profit companies. The consortium chosen would design, build, finance and maintain the P3 hospital.

October 22, 2014

This past Friday marked the 1-yr anniversary of the RCMP raid on the 134 encampment in Rexton NB, close to the Elsipogtog First Nation. I travelled to the Memorial celebration called “One Water, One Earth: A Gathering to Honour All Protectors” organized by Kopit Lodge in the Elsipogtog Community Hall’s Teepee Building.

Healing our spirit, strengthening our resistance was the theme for the event, which included a talking circle, drumming and speeches. There was also a potluck and entertainment into the evening, and a slideshow put together of things that have happened since last year, including of Maude’s visit as well as David Suzuki’s.

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