REPORTING · 22nd October 2012
Kitimat is joining communities across BC in a province-wide Defend Our Coast day of
action to show growing opposition to the risks posed by tar sands pipelines and tankers. Rallies will be held at MLA's offices across the province on October 24th, and participants will link arms to symbolize BC's unbroken wall of opposition.
The action at Robin Austin's constituency office located at 244A City Centre (Upper Level of the Mall) will take place on Wednesday, October 24th at 12:30pm. It will likely only take 15 to 30 minutes to get our point across.
Local volunteers are organizing the event with province-wide support and facilitation by online campaign organization Leadnow.ca.
I am Lucy McRae and as a 58 year resident of Kitimat I feel this is my time to standup and defend my community against the eventual destruction that the Northern Gateway Project is sure to bring and this is why I am leading this protest.
The day of action will follow the Defend Our Coast mass sit-in planned for October 22nd at the provincial legislature in Victoria, which has been endorsed by community, union, business and Aboriginal leaders, including David Suzuki, Stephen Lewis and Chief Jackie Thomas of the Yinka Dene Alliance, as well as celebrities like Michael Moore and Ellen Page.