Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Gatineau Mayor Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin. Photo credit: Ottawa Citizen.
On September 29, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow wrote to about 2,000 of our supporters in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.
She noted, "I urgently need your help. Residents in and around Ottawa and Gatineau, like you and me, need to ready ourselves because the fight to stop the proposed Energy East pipeline is entering a pivotal phase. Over the coming weeks, our city councillors across the National Capital Region will be considering their position on the controversial mega-project and making a recommendation either for or against it. The City of Gatineau’s environment commission will hear arguments from the proponents and opponents of the Energy East pipeline on October 6 before making a recommendation to city council on whether or not to support the pipeline."