This video presents “spOILed: Enbridge & Tankers in the Great Bear Rainforest?”:

  • British Columbia’s (BC’s) “Great Bear Rainforest is threatened by oil supertanker traffic from the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline.
  • See the incredible natural values at risk:”

On July 25-27, 2012, the Council of the Federation (the council of the premiers of Canada’s thirteen provinces and territories) is holding their semi-annual meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Right now, premiers from across Canada are in Halifax to discuss the fate of a dangerous proposal — a mega tar oil pipeline that would slice through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and put its fragile ecosystem at risk.

Canadians: Only Hours to Petition B.C. Premier Christy Clark to Reject Northern Gateway Pipeline

Canadians: Only Hours to Petition B.C. Premier Christy Clark to Reject Northern Gateway Pipeline

In the following letter, the Avaaz team is asking for our help to:

  • call on Premier of British Columbia Christy Clark to fully reject Enbridge’s proposal to build a 1177 km pipeline from Alberta’s dirty tar sands through the Great Bear rainforest to British Columbia’s Pacific Coast:
    • Enbridge’s track record reveals “over 800 oil spills in the last decade!
    • In 2010, it took Enbridge 17 hours to take action on a disastrous oil spill in Michigan, even though they knew the pipeline was corroded eight years before it happened!”
  • sign the petition below and forward it to everyone:
    • When the Avaaz team reaches 50,000 signatures, it’ll be delivered straight to the meeting in Halifax
    • At the present time of this blog posting, 27,575 Canadians have signed
      • Please help us get to 50,000 signers by signing the petition in the Avaaz”s letter below:

Dear friends across Canada,

Right now, Canadian premiers are in Halifax discussing the fate of a mega-pipeline that would traffic Alberta’s dirty tar oil to the Pacific Coast. But BC Premier Christy Clark knows that the hugely unpopular deal could cost her party critical election votes. Her firm opposition could delay the project and even kill it for good. Hold Christy’s feet to the fire by signing below:

Right now, premiers from across Canada are in Halifax to discuss the fate of a dangerous proposal — a mega tar oil pipeline that would slice through the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest and put its fragile ecosystem at risk. But one woman stands in the way — and our massive outcry could get her to delay, and even bury this project for good.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark knows that the hugely unpopular deal could cost her party critical votes in the upcoming election, so for the first time, she has publicly said she won’t green-light the project, unless Enbridge and others meet several of her economic and environmental demands. It’s a start, but it’s not enough. If tens of thousands of us act now, we can persuade her to stay firm, delay the project and even carry it to its deathbed

Read more of Canadians: Hours to Petition B.C. Premier Christy Clark to Reject Northern Gateway Pipeline

This video presents “Canadian citizens against the Conservative Omnibus Budget Bill (C-38)”

  • “Since the Harper Conservatives announced their Omnibus Budget Bill, more and more Canadians are rallying against a Bill that would put a black mark on our democracy.
  • Even some traditional Conservative allies are now saying that the Harper Conservatives have gone too far.
  • Last week, David Wilks, a Conservative MP, told a small group of his constituents that he, and many other Conservative MPs, were deeply troubled by the Budget Bill and that he would consider voting against it if 12 of his colleagues, enough to stop the bill, stood with him.
    • A day later, after receiving intense pressure from the Harper Conservatives, Wilks publicly reversed his position.
  • Thirteen Conservatives are needed to help defeat Bill C-38.”

Please Petition Conservative MPs to Reject Bill C-38: Canadians' Well-Being & Environmental Ethics are at Stake!

Please Petition Conservative MPs to Reject Bill C-38: Canadians' Well-Being & Environmental Ethics are at Stake!

The Avaaz team is urging Canadians this week to petition all Conservative Members of Parliament and especially those whose ridings will be affected by oil pipelines to reject the omnibus budget bill — Bill C-38, which would:

  • seriously compromise the health of our environment by
    • allowing pipelines to be built in ridings across the country
    • exposing our cherished wilderness to oil spills
  • set a dangerous precedent for our parliamentary democracy and
  • threatens a range of environmental and social protections without allowing for adequate public debate
  • also prevent some seniors from receiving the Old Age Security benefit
  • make deep cuts to the CBC and
  • toughen requirements for Employment Insurance, all while the government lays off thousands of employees

At the time of this blog posting, 48,461 Canadians have signed.

Please help us get to 50,000 signatures by signing the Avaaz petition in the following letter:

” Dear friends across Canada,

The Harper government is forcing a massive “budget” bill through Parliament that secretly guts our environmental protection laws and threatens our forests, water and wildlife with new pipeline projects — but we can create an unprecedented outcry calling on Conservative MPs whose districts would be affected by pipelines to reject the budget. If just one MP breaks ranks, others could follow! Sign now:

The Harper government is forcing a massive “budget” bill through Parliament that secretly guts our environmental protection laws and threatens our forests, water and wildlife — we only have days to help stop this outrageous bill before it passes.

This sneak attack would overhaul our social and environmental laws in one fell swoop, giving Harper’s Cabinet complete discretion to approve oil pipeline projects regardless of their impact on threatened species or water. But a member of Harper’s own caucus has threatened to vote against it — we can create an unprecedented outcry calling on Conservative MPs whose districts would be affected by these pipelines to reject the budget. If just one MP breaks ranks, others could follow.

Read more of Please Petition Conservative MPs to Reject Bill C-38: Canadians’ Well-Being & Environmental Ethics are at Stake!