You’ll never believe what a leaked RCMP memo from last week says about you. If you oppose the furious rush to build pipelines and expand the tar sands like I do, then you’re considered to be a “violent anti-petroleum extremist.” The Harper government will stop at nothing to bully and silence its critics. The memo literally says that those of us who oppose pipelines should be seen and treated as potential criminal and security threats. I honestly could not believe what I was reading.
We all know that the proposed pipelines are the real threat – not responsible Canadians standing up for their coastlines and the climate. The Kinder Morgan pipeline alone would increase the number of oil tankers passing through Burrard Inlet from one or two to 10 tankers every single week! More tankers means more potential oil spills. Experts have said over and over again, it’s not a question of if there will be a major spill, but when.
Canada is supposed to be a free country where we have the right to disagree with our government without the fear of being treated like criminals. If we don’t stand up now and make our voices heard, who knows what the future will hold for Canadians who stand up to our government. Click here and tell Harper that protecting our coastlines and opposing the limitless expansion of the tar sands is not a criminal activity.
Sven Biggs Campaigner, ForestEthics Advocacy
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McCarthy, Shawn (2015 February 17). “Anti-petroleum movement a growing security threat to Canada, RCMP say.” The Globe and Mail.
Vancouver Observer Staff. “Kinder Morgan Pipeline.” Vancouver Observer.