THUNDER BAY – Over 150 people gathered outside Thunder Bay City Hall tonight before the Council Meeting to express their support for a motion before Council tonight that will opposed the East West Pipeline proposal.
The gathering expressed how the pipeline presents real and present danger to the water, and to the environment across Northwestern Ontario. One speaker stated that even with the most high-tech monitoring it would take a minimum of twenty-two minutes for people to respond to a leak.
Thunder Bay City Councillor Paul Pugh is the sponsor of the resolution.
East West Pipeline Rally at Thunder Bay City Hall
The East West Pipeline through Northwestern Ontario has First Nations concerned. There were drummers at the rally. Former Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy says that it is critical that consultation happen with the people across the north, and that has not happened.
Duty to Consult Must be Respected – Chief Stan Beardy
As a resident of Muskrat Dam First Nation, Chief Beardy said “It is important to respect the democratic process, and what happens here tonight in Thunder Bay will have an impact across the North.”