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| November 17, 2014
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| November 11, 2014

Book launch: A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 1:00pm


Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6832" W

Join contributors, an editor, and Line 9 activists for a celebration of A Line in the Tar Sands: Struggles for Environmental Justice.

Tar sands “development” comes with an enormous environmental and human cost. But tar sands opponents—fighting a powerful international industry—are likened to terrorists; government environmental scientists are muzzled; and public hearings are concealed and rushed.

Yet, despite the formidable political and economic power behind the tar sands, many opponents are actively building international networks of resistance, challenging pipeline plans while resisting threats to indigenous sovereignty and democratic participation.

How can you support Quebec's pipeline resistance? Here's how.

Photo: flickr/L.C. Nøttaasen
Big Oil wants Quebec. But a grassroots resistance movement is forming against the pipelines. What can you do to help?

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| November 6, 2014
| November 5, 2014

English Canada! It's time to support Quebec's pipeline resistance.

Photo: Yohann Ducasse

Quebec culture and politics are foreign to Canada's oil industry, and to the English-speaking climate movement. This is changing.  

TransCanada is proposing a pipeline bigger than its infamous Keystone XL, named Energy East, to be built through the province. Enbridge hopes to soon reverse its Line 9 to Montreal. Bitumen just started arriving by rail in Sorel-Tracy to be shipped out via the St Lawrence River on mega-tankers.



Scathing report by environment commissioner falls on deaf ears

October 26, 2014
| Canada is failing on numerous issues of environmental protection and reneging on international commitments. When Julie Gelfand pointed this out, she attracted the ire of the federal government.
Length: 09:55 minutes (9.08 MB)

Need for right to healthy environment in Canada's Constitution

October 26, 2014
| More than 110 countries recognize their citizens' right to a healthy environment. A recent report by Ecojustice argues that Canadians are in urgent need of the same right.
Length: 17:20 minutes (15.88 MB)

Let's set the record straight: Tar sands = 'dirty oil'

Photo: flickr/Peter Blanchard

Environmentalists on both side of the Atlantic are shocked at the news that the European Union is proposing to scrap a mandatory requirement to label tar sands crude as highly polluting.


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