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Residents to reject proposed tar sands pipeline

This Thursday, October 10th, residents of Ottawa and Gatineau will be attending TransCanada’s Open House on the proposed Energy East pipeline to send a strong message of opposition to the pipeline. 

WHAT: On October 10th, TransCanada will hold its Open House in Ottawa as part of a two-month national tour promoting its proposed pipeline, which will go through the city. Many individuals who are opposed to the pipeline will be attending to share their concerns with fellow residents and voice their objection to the company. Representatives of various groups will distribute their own information and present visuals and banners. 

WHEN AND WHERE: The Open House will take place 4-8pm on October 10th at the Johnny Leroux Community Centre, located at 10 Warner Colpitts Lane in Stittsville. There is no schedule for the Open House.

WHO: Groups represented include Ecology Ottawa, the Council of Canadians, 350.org Ottawa, SaveCanada and Greenpeace Ottawa.

WHY: Many across the city and the country have raised serious concerns about the local implications for tar sands oil passing through sensitive ecosystems and waterways, like the Ottawa River and Rideau River, as well as concerns about the implications of tar sands expansion and climate change. TransCanada’s Open Houses have also been criticized for failing to allow a community dialogue and have been seen as more of a tradeshow.

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