Kamloops This Week reports, “Maude Barlow, national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, was among the speakers at a rally outside the Kamloops office of Environment Minister Terry Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Opponents of pipeline proposals for B.C. rallied as part of a provincewide Defend Our Coast day of action, which featured protests at MLA offices across B.C. The rally was followed by a forum on the issue.”
This protest at the environment minister’s office was one of almost 70 ‘no pipelines, no tankers’ community protests across the province today! Tonight, Barlow will be speaking at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops with Sven Biggs (Tanker Free BC), Janice Billy (Secwepemc activist and educator), Jim Cooperman (Shuswap Environmental Action Society), and Kanahus Pellkey (Secwepemc youth movement). For more on this, please see http://www.canadians.org/pipelines.
Photo of crowd by Harjap Grewal
Two-minute video of Maude speaking at this protest:
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