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November 14, 2013 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Demonstrations Planned Across Canada Opposing Harper Government's Inaction on Climate Change

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and OTTAWA, ONTARIO and HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 14, 2013) -

Attention news and photo editors

As world leaders gather in Poland to discuss international climate obligations, opposition is spreading across Canada to the Harper government's refusal to meaningfully address climate change and to allow greenhouse gas emissions to increase due to rampant tar sands expansion. People from all walks of life from more than100 communities across the country will be participating in 'Defend Our Climate' events to show the growing opposition to pipelines, tar sands expansion, and runaway climate change.

Where: More than 100 communities across Canada with larger events in Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, and Halifax.

When: Saturday Nov 16th. Events begin at 12:00AT / 8:00PT in Halifax. To find an event, please go to http://www.defendourclimate.ca/map/. For more information about the day of action visit http://www.defendourclimate.ca

Who:

National spokesperson: Maggie Knight, Leadnow 902-789-0528
Halifax: Katie Rae, 902-478-9948
12:00AST, 1209 Marginal Road
Quebec: Genevieve Puskas, 514-792-5222
Montreal and Quebec City
Toronto: Adam Scott, 416-347-3858
2:00EST, City Hall
Ottawa: Ben Powless 613-601-4219
1:00EST, Eternal Flame, Parliament Buildings
Edmonton: Mike Hudema 780-504-5601
1:00MST, Alberta Legislature
Vancouver: Ben West 604-710-5340
2:00PST, Science World
Victoria: Caitlyn Vernon 250-386-5255
1:00PST at Clover Point

Contact Information

  • Maggie Knight
    Leadnow
    902-789-0528