Photo of Liz Bernstein by Jessica Smith/ Metro.
“A government elected with less than 40 per cent of the vote should not be deciding the future for generations to come. …A year ago this past week, we participated in a demonstration on Parliament Hill to protest the energy policies of the Harper government and the lack of action on climate change. …Although last year’s demonstration on Parliament Hill wasn’t a raucous event, it was in its quiet way a historic one. For the first time in Canadian history hundreds of people were willing to risk arrest to protest the climate change policies of the federal government. …Now, a year later – a year in which we were banned from going to the legislature – we will be in court this week to explain why we’re not criminals.” – Liz Bernstein and Graham Saul, http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/Activists+urge+peaceful+action+climate+change/7321569/story.html