Our community is on the path of the TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project, which would convert a 40 year-old natural gas pipeline from Saskatchewan to Ontario, connecting it with new pipeline through Quebec and on to Saint John, New Brunswick. Transporting 1.1 million barrels of oil every day, it would be the largest oil pipeline in North America.
Find more information about The Council of Canadians’ ENERGY EAST: Our Risk-Their Reward campaign.
Hélène Bertrand, Development Officer
The Council of Canadians
Energy East Pipeline OUR RISK – THEIR REWARD
From April 7-28, The Council of Canadians, with local partners, will be visiting communities across Ontario to talk about why TransCanada’s proposed Energy East pipeline is all risk and little reward for Ontarians. These events are free and open to everyone.
Council of Canadians Chairperson Maude Barlow and Eriel Deranger of the Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation will speak on how the Energy East Pipeline project is “Our risk – their reward.” Each tour stop also features a local guest speaker and video presentation about the diluted bitumen pipeline spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
I also invite you to participate in public consultations hosted by the Ontario Energy Board. These consultations are a key opportunity to have our voices heard about this risky pipeline and will influence our provincial government’s position on the project.
April 12 – Canada Room, Royal Canadian Legion, 150 1st Ave W (map) 7p.m. (doors open 6:30)
Ontario Energy Board consultation dates/locations:
April 2 – West Ferris Community Centre, 42 Gertrude Street East (map)