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Six chapters screen ‘This Changes Everything’ on eve of COP 21 talks

Saint John  Screening in Saint John yesterday

Saint John Screening

Six Council of Canadians chapters screened the Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein film ‘This Changes Everything’ yesterday.

The Golden chapter screened the film at Jita’s Café. Chapter activist Kuljit Jaswal told us – just after the film started last night – that “It’s going well. We have a room full of people. Our MLA is here!”

Terrace Chapter

Terrace Screening

The Terrace chapter posted on their Facebook page, “Over 50 people attended the Terrace premiere of ‘This Changes Everything’ sponsored by the Terrace chapter of the Council of Canadians at the University of Northern British Columbia. Do your part to become an agent for climate salvation.”

Screening in Regina

Regina screening

The Regina chapter had about 150 people out to see the film at the University of Regina. Chapter activist Jim Elliott tells us, “There was a good mix of regulars and new people.”

The Fredericton chapter and the Young Greens of Fredericton co-hosted the screening at St. Thomas University. About 175 people came out for that. Chapter activist Joan Green tells us, “Packed house and some had to stand at the back! David Coon, the leader of the Green Party of New Brunswick and our MLA, gave an amazing talk after the film. And Ron Tremblay, the new Grand Chief of Maliseet Grand Council, gave a wonderful speech on how we have to stand together respecting the Peace & Friendship Treaties that our ancestors signed given we drink the same water, breathe the same air and eat food from the same land.”

The Powell River chapter had 200 people come out to their screening. Chapter activist Trish Cocksedge tells us, “Powell River had a great turnout for both the climate march and the showing of ‘This Changes Everything’. There were almost 200 people at the film. We feel that it was a great success with lots of interest in continuing the discussions and the actions.”

And the Thunder Bay chapter had 230 people come out to see the film. Chapter activist Ruth Cook tells us, “We had about 200 people for the walk, and 230 for the film showing. Great day in Thunder Bay!” TBnewswatch.com reports Cook commenting, “Environmentalists have felt, for many years, that we’re voices crying in the wilderness. When you see a whole lot of people coming out and saying, ‘I agree with you,’ that’s a good feeling.”

Twenty-six Council of Canadians chapters have worked to screen this film.

Upcoming screenings include Hinton (Nov. 30), Picton (Dec. 5), London (Dec. 7) and Peterborough (Jan. 29-31).

To date, more than 3,465 people have gone to chapter-organized screenings in Montreal, Saskatoon, DuncanEloraCharlottetown, Yellowknife, Prince Albert, Chilliwack, Ladner, Mabou, Windsor, Courtenay, Saint John, St. John’s, Sudbury and now Golden, Terrace, Regina, Fredericton, Powell River and Thunder Bay.

To see the trailer for ‘This Changes Everything’, please click here.

Photos: Screenings in Terrace and Saint John yesterday.