The Inuit community of Clyde River, Nunavut is trying to use the court system to stop offshore oil and gas exploration in Baffin Bay and Davis Strait. Their request for an injunction against proposed seismic surveys will be heard on Monday, April 20 at the Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto, at 180 Queen Street West.
The Clyde River Solidarity Network is organizing a rally outside the courthouse at 12:00 noon to show we are standing behind Clyde River.
Members of the public are encouraged to bring signs, showing their support for Inuit rights. Suggested slogans include: “No Oil Drilling Without Inuit Consent”; “No Means No!”; “I Support Inuit Rights”. However, we request that participants remain peaceful, non-confrontational and relatively silent. We do not want to create a disturbance outside of the courthouse. We simply want to how our support for Clyde River.
Supporters are also invited to bear witness to the hearing inside the courtroom, which begins at 9:30am and may last all day (with breaks), at Suite 200 at 180 Queen Street West. Again, we request that members of the public who attend the hearing remain silent. We want to show our support for Inuit rights. We do not want to disrupt the proceedings of the court in any way.
*Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1583007718604988/
*Speaking event with the Mayor of Clyde River, their lawyer, and others on April 16th - https://www.facebook.com/events/420465011456781
The Clyde River Solidarity Network is an alliance of advocacy organizations, formed in March 2015 to support the Inuit of Clyde River in their struggle against seismic surveys.
The following links contain further information about Clyde River’s struggle against seismic surveys:
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