December 18, 2018

Colin Sproul, fisherman
Delap’s Cove, Nova Scotia

This interview is part of the Faces of Offshore Resistance project highlighting a number of community activists fighting to protect their homes, coastal communities, fisheries, tourism, and cultural history from the harms of offshore drilling. All photo credit goes to Robert Van Waarden.

Colin Sproul: My family has been scratching out a living here on the Bay Shore in Litchfield and Delap’s Cove for close to 200 years. I’m a 5th generation fisherman at least -  and we’re sure it goes back further than that.

I’m the vice president of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen's’ Association, a director at Clean Ocean Action Committee and a director at the Southwest Lobster Science society, and I sit on the NSNDP environment committee and the president of the Annapolis NDP association.

December 14, 2018


Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario have been in power for almost six months now.  

We knew that Ford’s agenda for Ontario would be a dangerous step backwards, that he would undo many of the progressive policies we’ve fought hard for over many years, but even we are stunned by how aggressive and undemocratic the Progressive Conservatives have been so far—and it looks like they are just getting started.


December 14, 2018

Two more municipalities have joined the growing list of supporters calling for a moratorium and inquriy on offshore drilling!

On Monday December 10 2018 the Municipality of the District of Barrington became the newest supporter of a moratorium and inquiry into offshore drilling!

The Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia has been pumping up the pressure for a moratorium and inquiry by distributing signs across the province and getting a number of municipalities on their side! Photo: CPONS

Here’s an excerpt from the council meeting minutes:

December 14, 2018

Montreal Chapter
Urgence climatique quel est votre plan? Canada needs a green new deal! Montreal Chapter, December 2018

Last week, Council of Canadians chapters organized for water & climate justice, against offshore drilling, stood in solidarity with the Unist’ot’en and much more! See all their amazing work here #CouncilChapters.

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