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Tonight, discussion on Tar Sands: Tsleil Waututh Community Centre September 11 at 7:00 p.m.

From the thousands of you who’ve taken action online, to the crowds that withstood the bitter cold at last fall’s Defend our Coast rally, to the rejection of the Enbridge Northern Gateway project by Premier Clark herself, the message is loud and clear. British Columbians have said ‘No’ to pipelines and tankers.

Unfortunately, we all know it is not enough just to say ‘No.’ We also have to find alternatives to tar sands we can say ‘Yes’ to.

That is why I am excited to invite you to ForestEthics Advocacy’s and the Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative’s Town Hall meeting to discuss our future: the end of our dependence on tar sands and the creation of local jobs we can all be proud of.

Join us Wednesday, September 11th at 7pm at the Tsleil Waututh Community Centre (3010 Sleil Waututh Rd. North Vancouver.) Act now to RSVP and reserve your spot in this important conversation.

Working with the Tsleil Waututh Nation Sacred Trust Initiative to stop the Kinder Morgan pipeline has been an inspiring experience for me. Not only are they committed to defending the land and water around Burrard Inlet — of which they have been the stewards for countless generations — but they have also taken bold steps towards making a safer and healthier economy a reality.

When you compare the environmental protection efforts of the Tsleil Waututh Nation to the record of our own Canadian government, it’s startling just how wrong of a path the Harper government is on.
Instead of investing in a healthy future of alternative energy, our government continues to subsidize the tar sands — one of the most dangerous industries in the world. This cheerleading for short-sited pipeline projects must stop. And we must demand alternatives.

Clearly Canada can and must do better. But that kind of change will only happen if we insist on it. That’s why your voice is so important. Speak up. Join us.

I hope to see you there,
Ben West
Tar Sands Campaign Director, ForestEthics Advocacy
@BenWest

Ready to talk about our future? So are we.

Join us for a Town Hall meeting and together we’ll find our future beyond tar sands.

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