Halifax-based Council of Canadians campaigner Adrienne Silnicki will be travelling tomorrow to the encampment at Highway 126 near Harcourt, New Brunswick. The encampment is the base for the ongoing protests against SWN Resources Canada doing seismic testing in preparation for fracking in that area.
Her visit tomorrow comes in response to Warrior Chief John Levi and Amy Sock’s video-message requesting solidarity with their task. Sock said, “We’re doing this for all of you, the whole Atlantic provinces, not just New Brunswick, not just Kent County, not just Elsipogtog. We’re doing this for all the Mi’kmaq people and all our neighbours, our friends. …We ask everybody – everybody: all colours, all races – from the whole Atlantic provinces to come to the site on Route 126 in Harcourt.”
Silnicki has invited others to join her in the drive to the site near Harcourt (about 60 kilometres north of Moncton) and the Council of Canadians will be providing funds to assist in the provision of firewood, tents and water to maintain the encampment.
The Council of Canadians has extended its full solidarity with the ongoing protests. Last Thursday, Atlantic organizer Angela Giles and organizing assistant Ali Vervaeke were at the encampment and met with Levi and those gathered to prepare to stop the thumper trucks as they slowly made their way up the highway. Last Friday, Fredericton chapter activist Mark D’Arcy was arrested along with eleven others trying to block the thumper trucks as they arrived at the Sacred Fire. The Fredericton chapter have been regularly attending the protests and supporting this cause. An action alert on our website this week generated more than 1200 letters to the province’s Ombudsman calling for a moratorium on fracking in New Brunswick.
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