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Rally focus is climate change, pipelines

Canadians are speaking out against pipelines and climate change at more than 60 local rallies.

In Vernon, Leadnow.ca will hold a rally at MP Colin Mayes’ office on 29th Street at noon Saturday. Participants will then march to Polson Park for music and speeches.

“Canada is at an energy crossroads and the federal government is shutting climate change out of the debate,” said Jacqui Gingras, a local organizer.

“Now people are coming together across Canada to strengthen each others voices against new pipelines and expanding extreme energy, like tar sands and fracking, while calling for a transition to a just, safe and clean energy future.”

Gingras says there are currently six major pipeline projects being promoted by government and industry in Canada.

“These pipelines carry heavy highly corrosive bitumen mixed with toxic chemicals that will have devastating health and environmental impacts in the event of a spill, these pipelines lock us into a fossil fuel dependent, boom and bust economy, and they enable tar sands growth that will destabilize our planet’s climate,” she said.

“We can do so much better. Together, we are calling on all politicians to commit to cap extreme energy, reduce climate pollution and transition off fossil fuels for good.”

For more information, go to http://defendourclimate.ca/.

 

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