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Town hall to highlight risks of Energy East for Winnipeg, Shoal Lake and beyond


New evidence on the serious risks TransCanada’s controversial 1.1-million-barrel-per-day Energy East pipeline poses for the Red River Basin and beyond will be presented at a town hall meeting Wednesday evening by keynote speakers Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians and Daryl Redsky of Shoal Lake 40.

WHERE: Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB (map)

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, starting at 7:00 p.m. CDT


  • Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and author of Blue Future, on the risks of Energy East.
  • Daryl Redsky, Shoal Lake 40 member, on drinking water, Shoal Lake and Energy East.
  • Michael Matczuk, Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition member, on local organizing against Energy East in Winnipeg.
  • Chickadee Richard, Advocate from Treaty 1 Territory, welcome and introduction.

Following up on the public meeting held in April 2015, speakers will address local spill risks from the pipeline, which runs alongside the aqueduct supplying drinking water to Winnipeg and the Shoal Lake watershed. They will also provide updated information on tar sands diluted bitumen spills, climate impacts and the growing movement challenging the project.

Co-hosted by the Council of Canadians and the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition. Co-sponsored by the Wilderness Committee Manitoba Field Office, the University of Winnipeg Students Association (UWSA), Fun Class (UWSA), 350.org and Boreal Action Centre. Shoal Lake 39 and Shoal Lake 40 will be participating in the information session.