Canadians Confront the Climate Crisis

May 10th was a National Day of Action across Canada, with demonstrations protesting government plans for expanding oil pipelines, tankers and tar sands.  

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In Victoria, BC, the day started with the local chapter of the Raging Grannies coming on stage as an oil slick.

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There were concerned clowns…

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and an endangered bear with a ballad.

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Good reviews from the bear’s best friend.

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BC’s Premier, Christy Clark, is due to make a decision in June on whether to allow the Northern Gateway pipeline to move oil from the Alberta tar sands thru British Columbia’s Pacific Coast.

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With rising concerns about the growing climate crisis—

on this day in May, there was reason enough to cheer.

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2 comments

  1. April Moore · May 20, 2014

    This is heartening, Ira, to see vividly how our friends to the north are saying NO so strongly to a terrible future for our children and grandchildren. You captured some inspiring scenes!

    • iShorr · May 20, 2014

      Thanks April–perhaps we are approaching a pendulum swing!

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