Coop média de Montréal

Journalisme indépendant

More independent news:
Do you want free independent news delivered weekly? sign up now
Can you support independent journalists with $5? donate today!

Community forum builds growing opposition to tar sands pipelines in Quebec

by Climate Justice Montreal

Community forum builds growing opposition to tar sands pipelines in Quebec

 

CONTACT
Nessa Ghassemi
514 951 5683
climatejusticemtl@gmail.com

What: Grassroots group Climate Justice Montreal has organized a day of workshops, a panel discussion, and strategizing to build resistance to the proposed Enbridge Line 9 reversal project that would ship tar sands crude through Ontario, Quebec, and New England.

Who: Hundreds of people, including activists from the Quebec student movement and the Idle No More movement, are expected to attend to hear from front-line activists from Indigenous communities and rural Quebec who have been fighting similar destructive projects for years. Keynote speakers include:

  • Vanessa Gray, from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and organizer with Idle No More, who is organizing to stop Line 9 near Sarnia
  • Professor at Collège Édouard-Montpetit, and researcher with l’Institut de recherche et d’informations socio-économiques, Eric Martin
  • From the Pasqua First Nation, organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Ruckus Society, Heather Milton-Lightening
  • Laurent Busseau, member of the Comité pour l’Environnement de Dunham, which successfully mobilized to stop the construction of a tar sands pumping station near the Quebec-Vermont border

When: January 19th, from 10:00-18:00

Where: Concordia University, Hall Building (7th floor), 1455 De Maisonneuve West

More information and full programming found here:

justiceclimatiquemontreal.wordpress.com 

Socialize:
Want more grassroots coverage?
Join the Media Co-op today.
195 words
Join the media co-op today
Things the Media Co-op does: Support
Things the Media Co-op does: Report
Things the Media Co-op does: Network
Things the Media Co-op does: Educate
Things the Media Co-op does: Discover
Things the Media Co-op does: Cooperate
Things the Media Co-op does: Build
Things the Media Co-op does: Amplify

User login


Google+
Subscribe to the Dominion $25/year

The Media Co-op's flagship publication features in-depth reporting, original art, and the best grassroots news from across Canada and beyond. Sign up now!