Atamanenko Welcomes TAKE BACK OUR COAST Tour to Nelson and Grand Forks
Alex Atamanenko, MP is hosting featured speaker Nathan Cullen, MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, on the Nelson leg of his TAKE BACK OUR COAST tour across British Columbia. Cullen’s tour focuses on engaging communities across the province to educate and organize against the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and tanker project. Over 65% of the people in the province are against the project.
“British Columbians have already given the Conservative government an overwhelming no when it comes to Northern Gateway,” said Cullen. “This project threatens British Columbia’s rivers, coast and salmon economy, and the process used by the government has been an insult to the communities and First Nations who will be affected by it.”
“Nathan is inviting our communities to join the discussion on how to stop the pipeline,” said Atamanenko. “He wants to hear our local success stories and strategies to use in helping to defeat the pipeline.”
The tour will engage forums in each community, featuring opportunities for participation to elicit experiences and insights that can be brought to bear against Northern Gateway. The goals are to identify local leadership, to rally and energize support, to use local wisdom to identify best practices, and to create a plan for each community to apply pressure before the June 2014 decision.
TAKE BACK OUR COAST
NELSON: May 20th – 7:30 PM Nathan Cullen, MP, Skeena-Bulkley Valley
Nelson United Church Alex Atamanenko, MP BCSI
602 Silica St. David Reid WK EcoSociety
GRAND FORKS: May 21st – 12:00 noon Nathan Cullen, MP
Seniors Hall in City Park Colleen Ross Farmer/Activist
565 71st Ave.
The tour begins in Cranbrook on May 20th and includes additional stops in Penticton, Vernon, Kamloops and Prince George. Admission to all events is free.
This article is a press release from Alex Atamanenko.