Halifax Town Hall: Nova Scotia Offshore Drilling, Worth the Risk?

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:30

Offshore Drilling Not Worth the Risk

Did you know that Big Oil has set its sights on drilling offshore Nova Scotia?

BP, the same company responsible for the Gulf Coast disaster that saw 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled, the death of 11 workers and devastating consequences for local fisheries, economies and communities, is planning on drilling exploratory wells this Spring. They have the approval of the Trudeau government to do it at unprecedented depths, deeper than at the Deepwater Horizon rig!

When: March 20 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. (doors open 6:30)
Where: Saint Mary's University, Scotiabank Theatre, Sobey Building, 923 Robie St., Halifax, NS (Map)
Public town hall event, free, everyone welcome!
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From March 20 to 23 the Council of Canadians is hosting a coastal speakers tour in Halifax, Shelburne and Lunenburg featuring Antonia Juhasz and Colin Sproul on the risks of offshore drilling Nova Scotia alongside a Council of Canadians representative and a local speaker. Read more »

Speaker Biographies

Antonia Juhasz »

Antonia is a leading energy analyst, author, and investigative journalist specializing in oil. An award-winning writer, her articles appear in Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Harper’s Magazine, The Atlantic, CNN.com, The Nation, Ms., The Advocate, and many more.

Colin Sproul »

Colin is a fisherman, father and successful entrepreneur with deep roots in Annapolis County. He has a proven track record at the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association where he serves as a board director and spokesperson.

Michelle Paul

Michelle Paul will join our Halifax town hall. Michelle is a Mi'kmaq activist and treaty rights holder and has been involved with Idle No More, the Treaty Truckhouse and Alton Gas resistance. Michelle will speak to the importance of the land and the water to Indigenous peoples across Turtle Island.

MC’s for the public townhalls:

  • Angela Giles, Regional Organizer, Council of Canadians
  • Marilyn Keddy, Council of Canadians South Shore Chapter and coordinating member of the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia. As a retired social worker and political activist Marilyn spends many hours volunteering in community organizations working on social justice issues.
  • Marion Moore, Council of Canadians South Shore Chapter and coordinating member of the Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia.
  • Robin Tress, Regional Organizing Assistant, Council of Canadians