Nanaimo-based Council of Canadians Board member Paul Manly has noted, "Members of the Mid Island chapter of the Council of Canadians are heading to Burnaby Mountain for the day on Wednesday November 26. We leave on the 6:30 am ferry from Departure Bay. Solidarity!"
While there, the chapter will share this message of solidarity from the whole organization:
The Council of Canadians is pleased that Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has agreed with the Quebec government on stringent conditions for the proposed 1.1 million barrels per day Energy East pipeline project. We see this as a sign that popular opposition to the pipeline is growing in both provinces and pushing governments to take action.
Toronto — Today, promising a united front on the Energy East pipeline, Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne and Québec premier Philippe Couillard set a series of conditions for the Energy East pipeline. The Council of Canadians sees this as a sign that opposition to the pipeline is growing and further emboldens our efforts to stop the pipeline.
Opposition from the Couillard government, general public, First Nations, students and even gas companies in Quebec is deepening against the proposed 1.1 million barrels per day Energy East pipeline. And with the governments of Quebec and Ontario set to issue a joint statement on the pipeline today, there is hope that TransCanada will be dealt another setback.
The RCMP arrested 24 people on Burnaby Mountain this morning and charged them with civil contempt. They were there protesting against the 890,000 barrels per day Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline. At this hour, at least eight of those charged have been released and the others are being processed. Their court date will reportedly be in January.