Rally Against Tar Sands Tankers in Vancouver
by Damien Gillis l The Canadian.org
Several hundred concerned citizens, First Nations and conservationists gathered recently in Burnaby to speak out against KinderMorgan's plans to pipe 700,000 barrels a day of Tar Sands bitumen to supertankers in Vancouver's harbour.
The rally - co-organized by the Council of Canadians, Wilderness Committee, Tanker Free BC, Streams of Justice and StopThePave.org - was held in solidarity with mass protests in the United Sates over another proposed pipeline from Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast. Featuring Greenpeace co-founder Rex Weyler and 10-year old First Nations singer-songwriter Ta'Kaiya Blaney. (4 min)