Jun 062007

The situation in Nigeria (the Ogoni people, Ken Wiwa, the execution of his Father) has been discussed in this network.  It is now transported to Canada by Royal Dutch Shell.  There will be the destruction of the Kleppan area in the interior of B.C..  But it isn’t a done deed yet – –  it doesn’t have to be.  There are enough of us to stop it.

You’ll see in the information below about organized protest against Shell.  “We are approaching 75,000 views on YouTube”.   (April 4, 2012.  196, 089 views)

AFTER THE VIDEO (A suggestion I don’t see below)

Canada Pension Plan invests your money on your behalf.  I looked up CPP investments: I have investments in Royal Dutch Shell, the corporation behind all this.  This is unethical investing.  I don’t want my money in it.  I am protesting to the CPP Investment Board.  It’s easy to do.  (INSERT:  2012 – these directions are probably obsolete.)


Go to the CPP Investment Board web site.  http://www.cppib.ca/ At centre left bottom, under “Investment Profile”, click on “Equities”.  On the Equities page, go to the right hand side and click on “Public Equity Holdings”.  On the Public Equity Holdings page, near the bottom, click on  Foreign Equities Complete list of Foreign equity holdings (PDF 87KB)   Scroll down to:   Royal Dutch Shell.

HOW MUCH MONEY DO WE HAVE INVESTED IN ROYAL DUTCH SHELL?   We are invested in 2 classes of their shares.  In total we hold:

  • 6,762 MILLION shares
  • Valued (March 31, 2007) at  $259 million dollars, more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

This company has destroyed the lands of the Ogoni and impoverished them. Their leader was killed.  Shell will destroy the important Kleppan area in the interior of B.C.  The profits will go to investors.

HOW TO CONTACT THE CPP Investment Board:   Under “Contact Us”, on their web site:   We welcome and value your questions and feedback about the CPP Investment Board.  If you’d like to contact the CPP Investment Board you can:   Email: csr@cppib.ca Call: 416-868-4075   Toll Free: 1-866-557-9510   TTY – 416-868-6035   Fax: 416-868-8689   Write: One Queen Street East,  Suite 2600, P.O. Box 101,  Toronto, Ontario M5C 2W5  Canada


The Sacred Headwaters is the birthplace of three of BC’s great salmon rivers: the Nass, Skeena, and Stikine. The oil company Royal  Dutch Shell has been aggressively pursuing a program to extract coalbed methane from the area against the wishes of a majority of the local Tahltan people.  Dogwood Initiative, along with several other groups, has responded to a call for help from the Klabona Keepers, an organization of Tahltan elders, to keep Shell out. Dogwood Initiative has worked aggressively to that end, and on Saturday November 10th we need your help to send a different kind of message to Shell executives.

Dear friends,

YouTube Video, British Columbia – Nigeria North?    please take a look and find out what Shell is up to in Northern BC.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2RUhJGbjDM

The Video is really making Shell sit up and listen. We are approaching 75,000 views on YouTube  and would love to push that over 100,000. Please view the video and forward it on to your friends. The more people that see, comment on, rate and favourite this video the more likely we can get Shell to stay out of the Sacred Headwaters.

You can also take more direct action by joining Dogwood Initiative, the Wilderness Committee and the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition for “Shell Saturday.”

This Saturday, Nov 10, 2007, Shell Gas stations across the nation will be targeted by concerned people handing out information to draw attention to  Shell’s lack of respect for indigenous rights in the Sacred Headwaters.

Victoria (Dogwood Initiative)   (. . .locations, times and dates . . .)

For information about other “Shell Saturday” events, visit http://www.skeenawatershed.com/

Learn more on our website

All the best,


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Shell Canada [along with many other huge corporations (tax write-offs/politically-correct!)]  is also a major sponsor of Nature Conservancy of Canada.

(Link no longer valid:  http://www.natureconservancy.ca/site/DocServer/Corporate_Ad__Final-2006.pdf?docID=1382)

See correspondence below.  no reply was ever received from Shell Canada.

—————————— Original Message   —-

From: Elaine Hughes

To:  “David Suzuki Foundation” solutions AT  davidsuzuki.org

Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 8:41 AM

Subject:  Shell and Nature Conservancy of Canada

Dr. Suzuki, is it just me who has trouble with this?

Elaine Hughes

—– Original Message —–

From: “Jacqueline Waldorf”  @  natureconservancy.ca

To: Elaine Hughes

Cc: “Sharp, Linda SCAN–” Linda.Sharp@shell.com

Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 8:49 AM

Subject: RE: Shell and Nature Conservancy of Canada

September 13, 2004

Elaine Hughes

Box 23  Archerwill, SK S0E 0B0

Dear Ms. Hughes:

I am writing in response to your email to the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) regarding corporate support of our organization by Shell Canada. I would like to thank you for sharing your views with NCC. It is important to us to know what people are thinking, in order to help address public needs and concerns. I would like to take this opportunity to explain a little more about the way in which we do our business.

NCC accepts donations from any individual or organization that shares our passion for the land. We do not wish to deny anyone the opportunity to support our work and help preserve Canada’s essential biodiversity. We work hand in hand with corporations, community groups, conservation groups, government bodies and concerned individuals like you to devise win-win solutions that benefit the environment.

Our partnership with Shell Canada exists strictly in the context of NCC land conservation work – it is not a general endorsement of this corporation and its overall practices. We are grateful to all our supporters for allowing us to protect precious natural areas for the ultimate benefit of all Canadians, now and in years to come. For example, Shell Canada’s support to NCC has spanned more than 20 years. From coast to coast, Shell has provided NCC with resources to help conserve special properties and endangered ecosystems, including the globally rare alvar habitat on Pelee Island in Ontario, old-growth forests at the MacFarlane Woods Natural Area in Cape Breton, and wetlands such as those found on the St. Lawrence River Island in Québec.

Shell has also made an impressive contribution to the stewardship of NCC sites through the Shell Conservation Internship Program. Now in its third year, the program provides environmental studies students with practical field experience outside of classroom walls. This summer, 16 Shell Conservation Interns from all over Canada were engaged at NCC sites doing such activities as conducting flora and fauna surveys in Nova Scotia, taking photo reference points in Alberta and mapping threatened species in Ontario.

As a non-advocacy group, NCC focuses its energy and resources on preserving ecologically-sensitive areas rather than supporting or discouraging the specific activities or motives of other organizations. We maintain this simple, non-confrontational approach because it works – thanks to our spirit of collaboration, we have preserved more land than any other national conservation organization in the country, protecting over 7,300 square kilometres (1.8 million acres) since 1962.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us again if you have any other questions or concerns, or should you decide to continue supporting NCC projects.


Jane Lawton

Director, Corporate Marketing and Communications

Nature Conservancy of Canada

—–Original Message—–

From: Elaine Hughes [mailto:tybach  AT  sasktel.net]

Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2004 8:37 PM

To: Jacqueline Waldorf

Cc: linda.sharp@shell.com

Subject: Shell and Nature Conservancy of Canada

Hello.  I was enjoying your beautiful website until I saw that ShellCanada is involved with your organization.  Is this the same Shell Oil companythat has  destroyed the lives of people and their environment in Nigeria (Ken Wiwa’s homeland) and goodness knows in how many other countries on this planet??

How do you reconcile these two images?

Elaine M. Hughes

(contact info)

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