Photos: Check out the signs at the No Enbridge rally near Science World
A massive crowd turned up today at Science World to express opposition to Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.
Many who attended brought signs telling Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Premier Christy Clark what they think of the project.
If the federal Joint Review Panel gives it the green light, the pipeline would ship oil from the Alberta tar sands to Kitimat. From there, about 200 tankers per year would travel through Queen Charlotte Sound and along the Great Bear Rainforest to take the petroleum to foreign export markets.
Below, you can see what some of the demonstrators think of that idea. (Click photos to enlarge.)
Nov 16, 2013 at 6:03pm
Should have taken a poll as to how many of those people actually voted last May 14. My guess is below 40%.
Nov 16, 2013 at 7:35pm
You didnt capture any of the awesome stuff I saw. You were just on the fringes it looked like!
Nov 16, 2013 at 7:36pm
Ok, it seems like your still uploading. Thanks for the pictures!
Nov 16, 2013 at 9:53pm
How can you justify this assumption? These were politically aware and concerned parents, students, and working people, all with a vital sense of activism and a passion for social justice. You can bet your ass they voted.
Nov 17, 2013 at 12:27am
Young people voted in this past election at a rate far lower than the 58% of voters that did cast a ballot.
The best chance for young people to stop the NGP was to vote May 14th, and by in large, they did not.
Effectively, the province's youth allowed the older generations make one of the most crucial decision of this generation, and it happened at the ballot box, May 14th.
Nov 17, 2013 at 5:45am
Ah, nothing quite like all the people who protest petroleum products, in their synthetic fabrics. The dog in the first photo is probably vegan, poor thing...
Nov 17, 2013 at 7:11am
I really hate that you are correct Gypsy. I am so glad I raised my kid to be involved!!
Nov 17, 2013 at 7:26am
An Open Letter to Christy Claek and Stephen Harper, Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline is Dead
Nov 17, 2013 at 8:14am
Gypsy: Good idea, keep b*tching about something no one can do anything about... this is what they want!! These people showed up to do what they can do NOW. Were you there?
Nov 17, 2013 at 8:23am
Gypsy is it correct to assume you weren't there? There were a lot of older people in that crowd as well. It was a cross section of all British Columbians. In fact there were also people that weren't old enough to vote.