Comox Valley had contingent at protest outside legislature

More than 3,500 people rallying Monday outside the B.C. legislature included 44 from the Comox Valley.

COMOX VALLEY PROTESTORS travelled to Victoria for a large rally Monday outside the legislature in Victoria.

More than 3,500 people rallying Monday outside the B.C. legislature against  the northern pipeline and tanker traffic included 44 members and supporters of the Comox Valley Chapter of the Council of Canadians.

It was “the largest act of peaceful civil disobedience to stop tar sands pipelines and tankers that Canada has ever seen,” the Comox Valley chapter said in a news release.

“They came together to express their indignation that corporate profits are being given precedence over our environment, that First Nation rights are not being respected, and that our Canadian economy is being driven by the toxic greenhouse-gas-polluting tar sands industry,” the release continued.

The 44-person Comox Valley contingent gathered before dawn to bus down to the Defend Our Coast rally, where they spent the day listening to speaker after speaker reinforce the message that the risk of an oil spill is simply too great and that governments need to provide  leadership in transitioning from a fossil fuel economy.

As Council of Canadians’ national chair Maude Barlow said, pipelines are like ‘”tentacles across Canada,” keeping the extraction of crude production going at an ever faster pace until it is drained.

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