People are coming together like never before to protect BC’s coast from tar sands pipelines and tankers.
First Nations leaders have formed an “unbroken wall of opposition” to the Enbridge pipeline and tanker plan. A majority of British Columbians are opposed to tanker traffic expansion, and the Union of BC Municipalities and 20 individual local governments have called for a tanker expansion ban.
Still, our federal government is trying to ram the tar sands pipelines through local opposition, and the BC government is sitting on the fence.
We need to send a powerful message now to make sure that BC’s coast is protected.
On Monday, October 22nd hundreds will join together at the B.C. legislature in Victoria to protest tar sands pipelines and tankers.
Then, on Wednesday, October 24th, we’ll link arms in front of MLA offices across BC to symbolize the unbroken wall of opposition across the province, and say “Defend our Coast” with banners.
Here are the details for events in Northwest B.C.:Prince Rupert
October 22, 12:00 ,,, Prince Rupert Courthouse, 100 Market PlaceView Facebook event pageTerrace
October 24, 4:30pm, at MLA Robin Austin's Office, 104 - 4710 Lazelle AvenueKitimat
October 24, 12:30pm at MLA Robin Austin's Office, 244A City CentreFort St. James
October 24, 12:00pm, Spirit SquareView Facebook event pageSmithers
October 24, 12:00 at MLA Doug Donaldson's office, 1175 Main StreetView Facebook event pageHazelton
October 24, 3:00 at MLA Doug Donaldson's office, 4345 Field StreetVanderhoof
October 24, 12:00 at MLA John Rustad's office, 183 First St.Prince George
October 24, 5:00pm at the Civic CentreView Facebook event page
Find other events around B.C.
Don't see your community on the list? You can search for events in your community on the Defend our Coast website.http://defendourcoast.ca/actions/