Anti-Enbridge opponents to rally at the Legislature

The voice of opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project will be making its way to the provincial capital this weekend.

The voice of opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project will be making its way to the provincial capital this weekend.

Students and community members in Victoria will be hosting a day of action against the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline on April 15 at 11:30 a.m., on the lawns of the BC Legislature,

The day will begin with a rally at the BC Legislature with speakers from communities that will be impacted by industrial megaprojects such as Northern Gateway. Afterwards, the rally will depart for Centennial Square.

Upon arriving, a series of workshops and teach-ins will be held to educate participants about the economic, environmental, social and indigenous ramifications of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.

Lastly, working groups will be formed to discuss and organize further actions towards creating resiliency in our energy future.

We are seeking to educate people about the threat this pipeline represents to everyone: First Nations and northern communities, fish and wildlife, tourism, our beautiful coastline and coastal communities…The list goes on,” says Leila Darwish, an event organizer.

But beyond just talking, we want to empower people, to show them that if we organize and speak out against this and other destructive megaprojects, we can stop them and create an energy future based on equity, respect and sustainability.”