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UPDATE: Film director James Cameron and Maude Barlow to talk about the tar sands

The director of the film Avatar has been in Alberta this week to learn more about the tar sands.

CTV reports that, “Cameron made headlines this year after saying Alberta’s oilsands are a “black eye” to Canada’s image. He said the government should be spending money on wind turbines instead of extracting crude oil.”

Among the Indigenous leaders and key people that Mr. Cameron has met with this week is Dr. John O’Connor, a member of the Council of Canadians Board of Directors.

Today we received word that Dr. O’Connor suggested to Mr. Cameron that it would be informative for him to meet with Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow and that the Kapuskasing, Ontario-born film director has agreed to do so.