Opponents of natural gas in Quebec warn of civil disobedience

The Canadian PressMay 31, 2011 QUEBEC — Opponents of shale gas development in Quebec have warned that they might engage in civil disobedience to keep the industry from taking off in the province.One protest leader said people would tie themselves to gas companies’ machinery and block their trucks if exploration activities went ahead.Several dozen opponents of shale gas are marching through Quebec ... [click title to continue]

Canada’s Greens Call for Massive Public Mobilization in lead-up to UN Climate Summit in Mexico

Green Party of CanadaOTTAWA -- Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May called today for a re-politicization of the climate movement and for a major public mobilization during the one month lead-up to the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th Conference of the Parties. The meeting will be held in Cancun, Mexico, on November 29, 2010.“In the wake of the Copenhagen Summit disaster a ... [click title to continue]

Protesters Close Down A Shell Gas Station – London, Canada

Cam and Edition by Mike RoyThe rallies were organized by Climate Justice London, Ontario and The Latin American-Canadian Solidarity Association (LACASA).The event was part of the October 12th global day of action for climate justice, indigenous rights, and Latin American solidarity.The speaker in the video was telling us about County Mayo, in Ireland.Shell Canada is headquartered in Calgary. ... [click title to continue]

Protesters descend on Montreal’s World Energy Congress

QMI Agency MONTREAL — Activists covered themselves in oil and rallied outside the Montreal Convention Centre as government officials met at the World Energy Congress Sunday. About 60 Greenpeace activists staged a Black Tide Beach Party, and 12 people donned oil-covered bathing suits, to protest the use of oil and to advocate for renewable energy options.As well, hundreds of people gathered outside ... [click title to continue]

Greenpeace occupies Parliament roofs to shout “Climate inaction costs lives”

On the opening day of pivotal climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, 19 Greenpeace activists have occupied roofs on the Parliament Buildings to highlight the failure of Prime Minister Harper and Opposition Leader Ignatieff to help end the growing loss of human lives from the ever-worsening climate crisis. The Greenpeace action targets Harper and Ignatieff for their failure to support legally ... [click title to continue]

Cree aboriginal group to join London climate camp protest over tar sands

Canadian First Nations seek to highlight UK's 'criminal' role in CO2-heavy oil schemes by Terry Macalister guardian.co.uk Photograph: Orjan F. Ellingvag/Dagens Naringsliv/CorbisMembers of the Cree aboriginal peoples are to join the Climate Camp protests in the City of London this week in an attempt to draw attention to corporate Britain's "criminal" involvement in the tar sands of Canada.Guardian ... [click title to continue]