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The Council of Canadians is Canada's largest citizens' organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.

BC Council chapters protest pipelines and tankers

| October 26, 2012

NEWS: 44 Comox Valley chapter activists & supporters attend Victoria ‘Defend Our Coast’ protest

The Comox Valley Record reports, “More than 3,500 people rallying Monday outside the B.C. legislature against the northern pipeline and tanker traffic included 44 members and supporters of the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians. …(They) gathered before dawn to bus down to the Defend Our Coast rally… To support the Council of Canadians, visit www.canadians.org/support-donate.”


NEWS: Campbell River chapter protests pipelines and tankers

Photo by Brian Kieran/The Mirror
Photo by Brian Kieran/The Mirror

The Campbell River Mirror reports, “More than 60 opponents of the proposed Enbridge and Kinder Morgan pipelines and increased coastal oil tanker traffic rallied Wednesday outside the Campbell River office of NDP MLA Claire Trevena. …Council of Canadians Campbell River chapter spokesman Richard Hagensen said: ‘We are protesting both the Enbridge and the Kinder Morgan pipelines. We are concerned about the possibility of spillage. Also, government should be investing in sustainable energy like solar power, tidal power and wind power and not subsidizing the oil companies.’ …Scores of passing motorists honked their support as the protesters waved banners, chanted and cheered at the ‘Defend Our Coast’ event, one of many at political offices across B.C.”

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