Joan Boxalls's poem on fracking
May to Attend Defend Our Coast Rally Victoria Oct 22, 2012
22 October 2012 - Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada, will be attending the "Defend our Coast" sit-in.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is talking about putting a price on the west coast. The view is that for enough money we should ignore the voices of over 100 First Nations and put communities throughout B.C. and our environment at risk to the on-going threats tar sands tankers and pipelines would pose.
Prime Minister Harper has spent the last year silencing the voices of opposition by gutting environmental protection, cancelling more than 3,000 safety assessments of industrial projects and attacking Canadians who care about environmental values. Together we must tell the B.C. and Federal government that the protection of the west coast is not up for discussion and Canada’s coast is not for sale!
Last year, thousands of people risked arrest in Washington D.C. to stand up against the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. Here in Canada, hundreds more took action in Ottawa on Parliament Hill. Now it’s time to speak for the coast.
On Monday, October, 22nd, we are asking you to come to Victoria to participate in or to support the potentially largest act of peaceful civil disobedience on the climate issue that Canada has ever seen.
Be a part of protecting the beautiful West Coast and steering the Canadian economy away from the toxic tar sands industry. Together we will forge the future we all want and need to live in.
If a record number of us participate in this historic act of peaceful civil disobedience we can make a difference.
When: Monday, October 22, 2012 at 11 am
Where: BC Legislature, 501 Belleville Street, Victoria