Tar sands, pipelines and tankers

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Location: University of Winnipeg, Richardson College for the Environment & Science Complex,599 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

A public forum on the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline


  • Dr. Wade Davis, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society, Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Winnipeg and author of The Sacred Headwaters: the fight to save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass
  • Gerald Amos, former elected Chief Councilor for the Haisla First Nation for 12 years. He has been a leading voice for conservation in Canada for thirty years. He is the author of an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Natural Resources Minister, Joe Oliver, “No apology forthcoming”.
  • Lynne Fernandez, economist, Canadian Centre of Policy Alternatives.
  • Anne Lindsey, former executive director, Manitoba Eco-Network.

The National Energy Board is conducting hearings on Enbridge’s proposal for a pipeline from Alberta’s tar sands to the town of Kitimat in the heart of BC’s Great Bear Rainforest. If approved, over 200 oil tankers would be navigating the difficult waters off BC’s Northwest Coast each year. This public forum will focus on the project’s risks to the environment, the economy and to local communities.

This event is organized by the Manitoba Eco-Network, Green Action Centre, Climate Change Connection, the Council of Canadians, and the Green Action Committee of the First Unitarian-Universalist Church, with the support of the University of Manitoba’s Global Political Economy Program and the University of Winnipeg.

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