Green Party of Canada and 90,000 Quebecers say No to Tar Sands

 MONTREAL -  Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada (Saanich- Gulf Islands), marched with Quebec Green Party Candidates and Coalition ECO in the No to the Engery East and Line 9B Pipelines march, today in Montreal.

 “The City of Laval, along with 74 other municipalities, officially voiced their opposition to TransCanada’s Energy East pipeline project. Fifteen organizations, including Université Laval, the Council of Canadians and the Union des producteurs agricoles have done the same.”

“Québec and B.C. are united in rejecting risky pipelines and tankers off our coasts. In the next minority government, Green MPs will work collaboratively across party lines to restore and enhance Canada’s environmental laws.”

Daniel Green, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada, renowned environmentalist, and candidate (Ville-Marie – Le Sud Ouest – Île-des-Soeurs) continued:

 “The fact is that the Energy East pipeline project would generate few positive economic benefits for citizens. It would create 30 to 32 million tons of GHG per year, the equivalent of adding 7 million cars on our roads. Tar sands development is the fastest-growing source of GHG emissions in Canada.”

“The Green Party supports the 90,000 people who signed Équiterre's petition saying No to Tar Sands. We remain firmly opposed to all transportation of raw bitumen destined to be exported through Québec. Any new infrastructure for transporting diluted bitumen to St. Lawrence River, or for export in any direction is dangerous and inconsistent with avoiding dangerous levels of climate change.”

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