Ottawa Town Hall: A public discussion on Line 9

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 00:00 to 02:00

The proposed Line 9 pipeline project would pass through 99 towns and cities and 14 Indigenous communities in Ontario and Quebec. Join us to learn how Line 9 relates to the fight-back against pipelines on the West Coast and what communities are saying about Line 9.

Speakers include:
- Maude Barlow, National Chairperson for the Council of Canadians
- Caleb Behn, a Dene activist featured in upcoming documentary Fractured Land
- Ben Powless, Mohawk from Six Nations and rep for Indigenous Environmental Networt
- Ron Plain, activist from Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Environmental Policy Analyst for Southern First Nations Secretariat

Moderated by: Emma Lui, Water Campaigner for the Council of Canadians

The Line 9 projects passes 100 kilometres south of Ottawa, cuts through the entire Great Lakes watershed and follows the St Lawrence as far as Montreal. Some argue Line 9 could wean Eastern Canada off energy imports and build an East-West energy grid for Canadians. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver has said that, “Enbridge’s Line 9 would show eastern Canadians the benefits of Alberta oilsands development.” However, communities have already begun to oppose the proposal to ship tar sands oil at the National Energy Board hearing and are demanding free, prior and informed consent of First Nations who would be impacted by a pipeline rupture. A recent study warned that a pipeline break would significantly impact Toronto’s drinking water.

Join us for an evening discussion on what you can do!

Event info:
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street (at Argyle Avenue), Ottawa, ON (For map, see: http://tinyurl.com/c4d77pp)
Accessibility: There is a ramp on the Bank Street side of the building, and an elevator inside.

Admission is free.

This is part of an Ottawa Town Hall series that will formally launch in the new year.

Sponsored by Centretown United Church and the Council of Canadians.

Centretown United Church
507 Bank Street Accessibility: There is a ramp on the Bank Street side of the building, and an elevator inside.
Ottawa , ON
Canada
45° 24' 37.4004" N, 75° 41' 32.6364" W
Ontario CA

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