Protect Offshore Nova Scotia: Creating Offshore Resistance Everywhere

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 00:00 to Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 21:00

Protect Offshore Nova Scotia

From October 2-4, the Maritimes Energy Association will host their Core energy conference on Canada’s East Coast energy future. Join us for a series of events reminding Atlantic Canada’s energy industry representatives that offshore drilling is part of our past, not our future.

This summer’s extreme climate events – from wildfires to torrential rain and heatwaves – are yet another reminder that we need to stop expanding the use and production of fossil fuels, and plan for a just transition to a sustainable energy future. Yet BP, the same company behind the world’s largest marine oil spill, is already conducting exploratory drilling near Sable Island National Reserve, putting marine life and related good jobs at risk from a serious oil spill. Join us to learn more about the campaign to protect offshore Nova Scotia and help create offshore resistance everywhere!

October 2 – Rally

Join the rally at 4:30 p.m. outside the Neptune Theatre, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax 

As participants in the Core energy industry conference finish their day, we will be outside reminding them that offshore drilling puts marine life and good jobs at risk!

October 3 – Public Panel, South Shore

7:00 p.m. Mahone Bay Centre, 45 School Road, Mahone Bay
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Join us for a public panel on the risks and growing opposition to offshore drilling Nova Scotia. Speakers will share important information and analysis, which will be followed by a Q/A session featuring Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson, the Council of Canadian, Chelsea Fougere, Campaign to Protect Offshore Nova Scotia (CPONS) member, Mayor of Mahone Bay David DeVenne, and Melissa Labrador, traditional knowledge keeper and artist.

South Shore speakers

October 4 – Public Panel, Halifax

7:00 p.m. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax
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Join us for a public panel on the risks and growing opposition to offshore drilling Nova Scotia. Speakers will share important information and analysis, which will be followed by a Q/A session featuring Maude Barlow, Honorary Chairperson, the Council of Canadians, Marilynn-Leigh Francis, Indigenous fisher from the Yarmouth area, Chelsea Fougere, CPONS member, and Dorene Bernard, grassroots grandmother and water protector.

Halifax speakers