From the recent People’s climate marches in response to Trump’s policies in favor of corporate interests, to the mobilizations that happened around the Paris Climate Talks, communities continue to call for an urgent transition away from fossil fuels.
Brigette DePape's blog
The University of Winnipeg Students Association hosted a fantastic event on the Line 3 pipeline on March 11th. It featured inspiring speakers Winona Laduke, environmentalist and economist from Honor the Earth, as well as Joelle Pastora Sala and Allison Fenske, counsel to the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs regarding Line 3 Judicial Review.
The Husky Oil accident report of November 17, 2016, attributed the oil spill on the North Saskatchewan River to ground movement following heavy rains. The National Observer reports that the pipeline was built on unstable ground.
It was inspiring to see the Council of Canadians Winnipeg chapter and the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition present to Winnipeg City Hall this morning on the risks of the Energy East pipeline on Winnipeg's drinking water. The meeting was also featured in a CBC article. Here are five of the top concerns that I gathered from the presentation.
After a very chaotic election, I was taking some time away from the Internet to be outside and visit friends and family in Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii. Concerned about the proposed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on Lelu Island, I also wanted to visit the Lelu Island Occupation camp near Prince Rupert.
Four years ago, I held up a sign in Parliament that said "Stop Harper." On that day, I felt hopeless, scared and alone. Today, I feel a sense of hope.
We have 150 days to end 9 years of Conservative rule. We’ve seen cuts to social services we value, meanwhile, corporate tax cuts for the richest while it gets harder for the rest of us. People from coast to coast feel it is time for a change. The next Federal election is October 19th, giving us 150 days to make that change happen.
The Yukon, like B.C., is home to some of the largest shale gas deposits on the planet. The difference is that B.C. has already gone wild on fracking, whereas the Yukon has shielded itself with a moratorium.
The Council of Canadians and the the Yukon Conservation Society (YCS) partnered on events about fracking and LNG as the Yukon government Select Committee Regarding the Risks and benefits of Hydraulic Fracking reviews the possibility of nixing its 2012 moratorium and future possible fracking projects.
On Saturday, June 28, I took part in the 5th and final Healing Walk in Fort McMurray Alberta, along with Council of Canadians organizers Leila Darwish, Aleah Loney and hundreds of people from all directions. The walk calls forth to end the destruction of the land from tar sands expansion and to begin the healing. We came to show our solidarity with the communities who are most impacted.